Animal Info - Kyrgyzstan

(Part of the former Soviet Union)


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

  • Endangered:
    • Alai Mole Vole  (Ellobius alaicus). (Endemic to Kyrgyzstan.)
    • European Bison (Bison bonasus). (Introduced populations.)
    • Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia).
    • Tiger (Panthera tigris). 
  • Vulnerable:
    • Argali (Ovis ammon). 
    • Dhole (Cuon alpinus). 
    • Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra). 
    • Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros). 
    • Menzbier's Marmot (Marmota menzbieri).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Number of endemic species: 1 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 6 (IUCN 1996); 2000: 9 (IUCN 2000

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Kyrgyzstan contains portions of the Middle Asian Mountains Temperate Forests Global 200 Ecoregion (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)

Population

Population in 1995: 4,405,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 22.1 people/sq km (57.3 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 4,522,281 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 198,999 sq km (76,834 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Economy

Per capita GNP ($ U.S.) (1991): $1,163 (WRI 1994)
Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $1,290 (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 Kyrgyzstan): 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 KyrgyzstanInternet Resources in Kyrgyzstan, United Nations Development Program - Kyrgyzstan, U.S. Agency for International Development Programs: Kyrgyzstan


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