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

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Botswana

Capital: Gaborone
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 566,730 (2007)
 
Population (people): 1,930,431 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 3.41 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 1.8% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 59 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 46 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $12,310.29 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 8.3% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 20.7% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 0 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 29.16% (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
Central Kalahari 7510 7510 52227 Ib
Chobe 600 600 10505 Ib
Chobe 7450 7450 1371 II
Gemsbok 7508 7508 25939 Ib
Kasane 7457 7457 145 II
Kasane Extension 16796 16796 659 II
Kazuma 7458 7458 179 II
Khutse 7507 7507 2535 Ib
Maikaelelo 7456 7456 538 II
Makgadikgadi Pans 1224 1224 4894 Ib
Moremi 7449 7449 4827 Ib
Nata 303628 303628 960 IV
Northern Tuli 300280 300280 749 IV
Nxai Pan 601 601 2589 Ib
Okavango Delta 555577555 555577555 20443 Not Assigned
Okavango Delta System 145516 145516 64026 Not Reported
Sibuyu 7459 7459 1164 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
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands 37.25 23.97 32.17 64.36 47.96
Kalahari xeric savanna 38.34 23.56 12.59 37.79 70.71
Southern Africa bushveld 7.98 0.02 12.27 20.73 0.03
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands 4.99 77.69 39.5 6.11 12.02
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands 3.37 59.35 31.82 7.38 13.76
Zambezian flooded grasslands 4.25 99.95 64.45 16.05 24.89
Zambezian halophytics 3.82 27.9 20.84 72.91 97.61
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Marine Ecoregions

No Marine Ecoregions found in this country

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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
50 0 0 0 0 0 50 0
Aves
545 15 0 4 11 14 515 1
Mammalia
178 8 1 1 6 6 162 2
Selected Indicator Trends
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