Animal Info - Guyana
(Also known as the Co-operative Republic of Guyana; formerly British Guiana)
Threatened Species, Environmental and Social Data (Mammals, Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Population, Area/Land Use, Protected Lands, Economy, Education), References and Links
Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in Guyana 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
Total number of species: 193 (Groombridge
& Jenkins 1994)
Guyana contains portions of the Guayanan Forests, Orinoco-Amazon Mangroves & Coastal Swamps, and Guayanan Highlands Freshwater Ecosystems Global 200 Ecoregions (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)
Population in 1995: 835,000 (Natl.
Geog. Soc. 1995)
Area: 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq mi) (Natl.
Geog. Soc. 1995)
Percent of land area classified as the following degree of human disturbance: Low: 98 %; Medium: 1 %; High: 1 % (WRI 1994)
Area: 120 sq km (46 sq mi) (Groombridge
Per capita GNP ($ U.S.) (1991): $302 (WRI 1994)
Percent adult literacy: Female: 95 % (1990), 89 % (1970); Male: 98 % (1990), 94 % (1970) (WRI 1994)
References and Links
References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000, 2004 IUCN, 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 Guyana): 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 Profiles; Links for Guyana: Guyana News and Information, United Nations Development Program - Guyana, World Wildlife Fund - Guianas
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