Animal Info - Comoros


Contents

Threatened Species, Environmental and Social Data (Mammals, Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Population, Area, Economy), References and Links


Threatened Species

Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in Comoros and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals


Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Total number of species: 12 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of endemic species: 2 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996 and 2000: 3 (25 % of total species) (IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000) 

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Comoros contains portions of the Seychelles & Mascarene Islands Forests Global 200 Ecoregion (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 549,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 294.8 people/sq km (763.6 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 545,528 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 1,862 sq km (719 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Economy

Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $650 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2003a, Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999, World Almanac 1999

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Comoros): CIA World Factbook, Foreign Embassies of Washington, D.C., Library of Congress - Country Studies, University of Texas - Country Maps, Washington Post - Countries, World Resources Institute - Country ProfilesLinks for ComorosAction Comores, Comoro Islands, Comoros Islands Internet Resources - Stanford University


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