Animal Info - Czech Republic

(Part of the former Czechoslovakia)


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 Czech Republic 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).
    • Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme).
    • Western Barbastelle (Bat) (Barbastella barbastellus).

Environmental and Social Data


Number of endemic species: 0 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 7 (IUCN 1996); 2000: 8 (IUCN 2000


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


Population in 1995: 10,357,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 131.3 people/sq km (340.1 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 10,286,470 (World Almanac 1999)


Area: 78,865 sq km (30,450 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)


Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $11,100 (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 the Czech Republic): 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 Czech RepublicPrague Zoo (Czech and some English), U.S. Agency for International Development Program: Czech Republic

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