Animal Info - Dominica


Contents

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


Threatened Species

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

  • Vulnerable:
    • Dominican Myotis (Bat) (Myotis dominicensis).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Total number of species: 12 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of endemic species: 1 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996 and 2000: 1 (8 % of total species) (IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000) 

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Dominica contains portions of the Antilles Global Biodiversity Hotspot (Cons. Intl. 1999a)

Population

Population in 1995: 71,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 94.5 people/sq km (244.8 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 65,777 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 751 sq km (290 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Protected Lands

Area: 70 sq km (27 sq mi) (Groombridge 1992)
Percent of land protected: 9.15 % totally protected; 0 % partially protected; 9.15 % totally or partially protected (Groombridge 1992)

Economy

Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $2,500 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Cons. Intl. 1999a, Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000, IUCN 2004Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, World Almanac 1999

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Dominica): 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; Links for Dominica: The Nature Conservancy - Dominica


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