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

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Trinidad and Tobago

Capital: Port-of-Spain
World Bank Region: Latin America & Caribbean
World Bank Income level: High income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 5,130 (2007)
 
Population (people): 1,309,260 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 255.22 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 0.5% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 69 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 23 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $29,252.12 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 4.8% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 44.6% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 62.4 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 32.47% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.64% (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
Central Range Reserve 146674 146674 172 Not Reported
Southern Watershed Reserve 146671 146671 101 Not Reported
Victoria Mayo Reserve 146667 146667 534 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
Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean mangroves 0.22 54.77 63.32 0.45 0.39
Lesser Antillean dry forests 0.33 19.29 14.55 29.82 39.55
Trinidad and Tobago moist forests 5.72 32.18 32.18 100.0 100.0
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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 16.48 3.38 4.92 6.75 4.64
Southern Caribbean 12.18 0.37 6.88 8.33 0.45
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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
36 8 1 2 5 0 28 0
Aves
411 4 1 1 2 11 396 0
Mammalia
117 4 0 2 2 1 92 20
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