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

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Lesotho

Capital: Maseru
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 30,360 (2007)
 
Population (people): 1,955,656 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 64.42 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 0.8% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 45 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 84 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $2,010.91 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 4.2% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 1.4% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 0 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 0.54% (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
Lesotho 20294 20294 6324 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
Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands 27.06 1.47 6.52 69.3 15.57
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests 53.51 0.42 5.73 8.07 0.59
Highveld grasslands 19.43 0.0 1.38 3.18 0.0
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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
24 0 0 0 0 1 23 0
Aves
333 10 1 1 8 8 315 0
Mammalia
97 4 1 1 2 5 88 0
Selected Indicator Trends
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