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

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Guinea-Bissau

Capital: Bissau
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 28,120 (2007)
 
Population (people): 1,527,342 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 54.32 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.2% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 53 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 83 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $1,200.97 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 3.2% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 73.0% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 0 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 16.37% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 8.47% (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
Bijagos Archipelago Biosphere Reserve 11611 11611 10280 Not Reported
Bolama - Bijagós 145507 145507 10587 Not Reported
Boé 11609 11609 1315 Not Reported
Boé 342670 342670 1315 Not Reported
Canjambari 342659 342659 142 Not Reported
Canquelifa 342661 342661 247 Not Reported
Cantanhez Forest 33049 33049 1210 Not Reported
Cantanhez Forest 351088 351088 1210 Not Reported
Ché Ché 342671 342671 969 Not Reported
Cufada 342673 342673 724 Not Reported
Dulombi 33050 33050 1201 Not Reported
Ilhas Formosa , Nago & Tchediã (Urok) 342655 342655 619 Not Reported
João Vieira and Poilão Marine National Park 317052 317052 490 II
Lagoa de Cufada 29806 29806 226 Not Reported
Lagoas de Cufada 33048 33048 724 Not Reported
Orango 33047 33047 1559 II
Pelundo 342657 342657 376 Not Reported
Rio Cacheu Mangroves 33046 33046 887 Not Reported
Rio Grande de Buba 317051 317051 1149 Not Reported
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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
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic 17.84 14.9 16.09 3.71 3.44
Guinean mangroves 6.49 20.08 22.44 38.7 34.62
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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 West 27.77 23.07 7.31 27.26 86.03
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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
34 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
Aves
462 12 0 4 8 11 439 0
Mammalia
154 14 0 4 10 4 122 14
Selected Indicator Trends
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