Animal Info - Latvia

(Part of the former Soviet Union)


Contents

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


Threatened Species

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

  • Endangered:
  • Vulnerable:
    • Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra). 
    • Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus).
    • Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme).
    • Western Barbastelle (Bat) (Barbastella barbastellus).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Number of endemic species: 0 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Threatened species: 1996: 4 (IUCN 1996); 2000: 5 (IUCN 2000

Population

Population in 1995: 2,527,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 39.1 people/sq km (101.3 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 2,385,396 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 64,599 sq km (24,942 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Economy

Per capita GNP ($ U.S.) (1991): $3,850 (WRI 1994)
Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $3,800 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

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

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Latvia): 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 LatviaUnited Nations in Latvia (English and Latvian), U.S. Agency for International Development Programs: Latvia, World Wildlife Fund - Latvia


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