Animal Info - Slovakia

(Part of the former Czechoslovakia)


Contents

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


Threatened Species

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

  • Vulnerable:
    • Bechstein's Bat (Myotis bechsteini).
    • Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra). 
    • European Squirrel (Spermophilus citellus).
    • Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus).
    • Geoffroy's Bat (Myotis emarginatus).
    • Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros).
    • Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus euryale).
    • Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme).
    • Western Barbastelle (Bat) (Barbastella barbastellus).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Number of endemic species: 0 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 8 (IUCN 1996); 2000: 9 (IUCN 2000

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Slovakia contains portions of the Southern European Montane Forests Global 200 Ecoregion (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 5,370,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 109.6 people/sq km (283.8 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 5,392,982 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 49,005 sq km (18,921 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Economy

Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $8,000 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Groombridge & Jenkins 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 Slovakia): 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 SlovakiaUnited Nations Development Program: Slovak Republic, U.S. Agency for International Development: Slovak Republic


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