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

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Guyana

Capital: Georgetown
World Bank Region: Latin America & Caribbean
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 196,850 (2007)
 
Population (people): 745,638 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 3.79 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 0.3% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 66 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 34 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $5,006.19 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 7.0% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 84.3% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 7077 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): 371681 (2011)
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 8.69% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.01% (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
Iwokrama 116298 116298 3716 VI
Kaieteur National Park 198 198 610 II
Kanashen 41053 41053 6693 VI
Kanuku Mountains Protected Area 41049 41049 6100 VI
Shell Beach Protected Area 555564159 555564159 1198 VI
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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
Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean mangroves 0.21 58.47 63.32 1.78 1.65
Guianan Highlands moist forests 7.67 16.45 70.84 18.19 4.22
Guianan moist forests 47.36 7.99 33.85 34.42 8.13
Guianan piedmont and lowland moist forests 0.04 0.74 78.43 0.06 0.0
Guianan savanna 3.91 0.86 50.83 12.94 0.22
Orinoco Delta swamp forests 1.12 5.76 57.85 13.84 1.38
Pantepui 0.35 1.48 81.66 2.4 0.04
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests 0.11 6.68 67.1 0.08 0.01
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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
Guianan 15.69 0.06 4.92 26.94 0.35
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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
153 5 0 1 4 0 125 23
Aves
816 13 2 2 9 31 772 0
Mammalia
269 14 0 3 11 4 218 33
Selected Indicator Trends
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