Animal Info - Djibouti


Contents

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


Threatened Species

Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in Djibouti and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals

  • Endangered:
  • Vulnerable:
    • Beira Antelope (Dorcatragus megalotis). 
    • Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas). 
    • Dugong (Dugong dugon).
    • Large-eared Free-tailed Bat (Otomops martiensseni).
    • Soemmerring's Gazelle (Gazella soemmerringii).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Number of endemic species: 0 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 3 (IUCN 1996); 2000: 6 (IUCN 2000) 

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Djibouti contains portions of the Red Sea Fog Woodlands and the Red Sea Marine Ecosystems Global 200 Ecoregions (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 577,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 24.9 people/sq km (64.4 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 440,727 (World Almanac 1999)

Area/Land Use

Area: 23,201 sq km (8,958 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Percentages of primary world ecosystem types:

  • Other Coastal Aquatic: 11 %
  • Desert and Semi-desert: 78 %
  • Interrupted Woods: 11 %

(Groombridge 1992)

Percent of land area classified as the following degree of human disturbance: Low: 0 %; Medium: 100 %; High: 0 % (WRI 1994)

Protected Lands

Area: 100 sq km (39 sq mi) (Groombridge 1992)
Percent of land protected: 0.43 % totally protected; 0 % partially protected, 0.43 % totally or partially protected (Groombridge 1992)

Economy

Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $1,200 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000IUCN 2004, Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999, World Almanac 1999, World Bank 1992, WRI 1994

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Djibouti): 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 Profiles


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