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Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Benin

Capital: Porto-Novo
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 112,760 (2007)
 
Population (people): 8,707,637 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 77.22 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 3.1% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 58 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 75 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $1,651.81 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 6.0% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 41.8% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 0 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 28.07% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.00% (2014)

 
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All Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Agoua 7957 7957 655 Not Reported
Atakora 2254 2254 1323 VI
Atchérigbé 5160 5160 126 Not Reported
Boucle de la Pendjari 597 597 2827 II
Djona 2252 2252 1187 VI
Dogo 19277 19277 309 Not Reported
Gougoun 6950 6950 766 Not Reported
Kétou 5157 5157 131 Not Reported
L'Alibori Supérieur 6953 6953 2602 Not Reported
La Lama Nord 5158 5158 106 Not Reported
La Sota 6951 6951 555 Not Reported
Monts Kouffé 6956 6956 1896 Not Reported
Ouari Maro 6955 6955 1177 Not Reported
Ouémé Boukou 5162 5162 207 Not Reported
Ouémé Superieur 6954 6954 2223 Not Reported
Pendjari 2253 2253 1823 VI
Toui-Kilibo 33020 33020 476 Not Reported
Trois Rivières 6952 6952 2700 Not Reported
W (Benin) 12201 12201 5784 II
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Eastern Guinean forests 0.44 2.66 22.29 0.34 0.04
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic 11.27 15.57 16.09 2.45 2.37
Nigerian lowland forests 0.55 34.07 17.46 1.19 2.33
West Sudanian savanna 67.07 30.2 14.32 5.99 12.63
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Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Gulf of Guinea Central 2.43 0.0 2.08 3.88 0.0
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Number of Amphibian, Bird and Mammal Species
Class Total number of species (sum of CR, EN, VU, NT, LC and DD) Total number of threatened species (sum of CR, EN and VU) Critically Endangered (CR) Endangered (EN) Vulnerable (VU) Near Threatened (NT) Least Concern (LC) Data Deficient (DD)
Amphibia
42 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
Aves
585 12 0 4 8 12 561 0
Mammalia
210 16 0 3 13 8 167 19
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