Animal Info - Equatorial Guinea

Contents

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


Threatened Species

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

  • Endangered:
    • African Elephant (Loxodonta africana).
    • Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes).
    • Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus). 
    • Eisentraut's Mouse Shrew (Myosorex eisentrauti).  
    • Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla).
    • Pennant's Red Colobus (Procolobus pennantii). 
    • Preuss's Monkey (or Preuss's Guenon) (Cercopithecus preussi).
    • Red Colobus (Procolobus badius). 
  • Vulnerable:
    • African Golden Cat (Profelis aurata). 
    • African Pygmy Squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio).
    • Black Colobus (Colobus satanas).
    • Isabella Shrew (Sylvisorex isabellae).
    • Lagos Serotine (Eptesicus platyops).
    • Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx). 
    • Red-eared Guenon (Cercopithecus erythrotis).
    • Spotted-necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis). 
    • West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Total number of species: 184 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 12 (7 % of total species) (IUCN 1996); 2000: 16 (9 % of total species) (IUCN 2000)  

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Equatorial Guinea contains portions of the Gulf of Guinea Islands Forests, Congolian Coastal Forests, Western Congo Basin Forests, Gulf of Guinea Rivers & Crater Lakes, Guinean-Congolian Coast Mangroves, and Gulf of Guinea Marine Ecosystems Global 200 Ecoregions (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 420,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 15.0 people/sq km (38.8 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 454,001 (World Almanac 1999)

Area/Land Use

Area: 28,052 sq km (10,831 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Percentages of primary world ecosystem types:

  • Major Forests: 100 %

(Groombridge 1992)

Percent of land area classified as the following degree of human disturbance: Low: 84 %; Medium: 0 %; High: 16 % (WRI 1994)

Economy

Per capita GNP ($ U.S.) (1991): $345 (WRI 1994)
Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $800 (World Almanac 1999)

Education

Percent adult literacy: Female: 37 % (1990); Male: 64 % (1990) (WRI 1994)


References and Links

References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000, IUCN 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 Equatorial Guinea): 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 Equatorial GuineaBioko Biodiversity Program, CARPE (Central African Regional Program for the Environment)


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