Animal Info - Palau


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

  • Endangered:
    • Marianas Flying Fox (Pteropux mariannus).
    • Polynesian Sheath-tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata).
  • Vulnerable:
    • Dugong (Dugong dugon).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

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

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Palau contains portions of the Micronesian Marine Ecosystems Global 200 Ecoregion (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 17,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 34.9 people/sq km (90.4 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 18,110 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 487 sq km (188 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Protected Lands

Area: 10 sq km (4 sq mi)
Percent of land protected: 3.29 % totally protected, 0 % partially protected, 3.29 % totally or partially protected (Groombridge 1992)

Economy

Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $5,000 (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

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Palau): 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 PalauThe Nature Conservancy - Palau, United Nations Environment Program - Palau


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