Animal Info - Solomon Islands


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 the Solomon Islands 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: 53 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of endemic species: 19 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 20 (38 % of total species) (IUCN 1996); 2000: 21 (40 % of total species) (IUCN 2000

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Solomon Islands contains portions of the New Guinea Outer Islands/ Solomons Moist Forests and the Northern New Guinea & Coral Sea Marine Ecosystem Global 200 Ecoregions (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 399,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 14.0 people/sq km (36.3 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 441,039 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 28,451 sq km (10,985 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Economy

Per capita GNP ($ U.S.) (1991): $684 (WRI 1994)
Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $3,000 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000IUCN 2004, Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999, World Almanac 1999, WRI 1994

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for the Solomon Islands): 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 the Solomon IslandsThe Nature Conservancy - Solomon Islands


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