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

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Liberia

Capital: Monrovia
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 96,320 (2007)
 
Population (people): 3,522,337 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 36.57 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 4.0% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 57 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 77 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $617.23 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 9.5% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 45.9% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 175 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 2.51% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.10% (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
Bong Mountain 555512167 555512167 248 Not Reported
East Nimba 9176 9176 136 Not Reported
Foya 555512165 555512165 1647 Not Reported
Gbi 555512168 555512168 885 Not Reported
Gola 9171 9171 980 Not Reported
Grand Kru-River Gee 555512169 555512169 1352 Not Reported
Grebo 9170 9170 971 Not Reported
Kpo Mountains 555512166 555512166 837 Not Reported
Lake Piso 555542457 555542457 958 Not Reported
Margibi Mangrove 555542456 555542456 238 Not Reported
Nimba West 20175 20175 105 Not Reported
Sapo 7409 7409 1551 Not Reported
Senkwehn 36026 36026 804 Not Reported
Wologizi 20177 20177 996 Not Reported
Wonegisi 7414 7414 380 Not Reported
Zwedru 555512170 555512170 638 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 0.04 0.0 16.09 0.02 0.0
Guinean mangroves 0.39 46.88 22.44 5.67 11.84
Guinean montane forests 0.12 26.65 27.97 1.38 1.32
Western Guinean lowland forests 27.47 1.89 11.71 46.03 7.43
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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 6.34 0.65 7.31 15.24 1.35
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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
68 4 1 2 1 14 42 8
Aves
558 17 1 4 12 18 520 3
Mammalia
218 23 0 8 15 14 155 26
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