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Niger

Capital: Niamey
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 1,266,700 (2007)
 
Population (people): 14,527,631 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 11.47 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 3.7% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 55 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 75 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $735.37 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 3.1% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 1.0% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 220 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 17.61% (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
Addax Sanctuary 72350 72350 12755 Ia
Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves 67727 67727 78339 Not Assigned
Gueltas et Oasis de l'Air 902737 902737 24156 Not Reported
La mare de Dan Doutchi 902738 902738 252 Not Reported
La mare de Lassouri 902739 902739 270 Not Reported
Oasis du Kawar 902741 902741 3417 Not Reported
Parc national du W 17727 17727 2197 Not Reported
Parc W Niger 818 818 2212 II
Réserve de faune de Gadabedji 3230 3230 276 IV
Réserve Nationale naturelle de l'Aïr et du Ténéré 9024 9024 65636 IV
Réserve Naturelle et Culturelle de Termit-Tintoumma 17367 17367 97343 IV
Réserve totale de faune de Tadres 342470 342470 7862 IV
Réserve totale de faune de Tamou 2331 2331 789 IV
W National Park of Niger 124385 124385 2212 Not Assigned
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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
Lake 0.08 98.71 7.94 0.09 1.12
Lake Chad flooded savanna 0.26 88.11 48.39 16.61 30.24
Sahara desert 33.04 6.43 3.74 8.46 14.56
Sahelian Acacia savanna 37.1 13.23 10.75 14.43 17.77
South Saharan steppe and woodlands 17.73 46.44 11.33 19.11 78.29
West Saharan montane xeric woodlands 2.27 49.17 41.72 10.44 12.3
West Sudanian savanna 9.53 9.57 14.32 6.91 4.62
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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
22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Aves
483 12 0 5 7 14 457 0
Mammalia
138 12 2 1 9 6 117 3
Selected Indicator Trends
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