Animal Info - Fiji


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 Fiji and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals


Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Total number of species: 5 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of endemic species: 1 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996 and 2000: 5 (100 % of total species) (IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000) 

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Fiji contains portions of the South Pacific Islands Forests and South Pacific Marine Ecosystems Global 200 Ecoregions (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 773,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 42.3 people/sq km (109.6 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 802,611 (World Almanac 1999)

Area/Land Use

Area: 18,275 sq km (7,056 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Percentages of primary world ecosystem types:

  • Other Coastal Aquatic: 67 %
  • Interrupted Woods: 11 %
  • Major Forests: 22 %

(Groombridge 1992)

Protected Lands

Area: 50 sq km (19 sq mi) (Groombridge 1992)
Percent of land protected: 0.29 % totally protected; 0 % partially protected; 0.29 % totally or partially protected (Groombridge 1992)

Economy

Per capita GNP ($ U.S.) (1991): $1,945 (WRI 1994)
Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $6,500 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 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 Fiji): 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 FijiUnited Nations Development Program: Fiji, United Nations Environment Program - Fiji, Wildlife of Fiji, World Wildlife Fund - Fiji


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