Countries with the most Threatened Species

These maps visualizes the countries with a pronounced count of threatened species. The species include plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates. The threatened category refers to critically endangered, endangered, and vulnerable species. Data was pulled from the 2018 UN Statistical Yearbook

Top 5 countries for threatened species

  1. Ecuador – 2368
  2. Madagascar – 1616
  3. USA – 1540
  4. Indonesia – 1295
  5. Malaysia – 1257
Map of Threatened Species

Threatened Plant Species

Top 5 countries for threatened plants species. One might think the reason for a similar theme of countries is mostly due to the diversity of species in these regions to begin with but Ecuador is rank 10 of total number of species by country. The number 1 country with the most species is Brazil mostly due to the large count of plants.

  1. Ecuador
  2. Madagascar
  3. Malaysia
  4. China
  5. Cameroon
Map of Threatened Plants

Threatened Vertebrates Species

Top 5 countries for threatened vertebrates species. Mexico ranks number 5 of total number of species by country.

  1. Mexico
  2. Indonesia
  3. Madagascar
  4. India
  5. Colombia
Map of Threatened vertebrates

Threatened Invertebrates Species

Top 5 countries for threatened invertebrates. The US is number one for threated invertebrates. Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column. These are usually anthropods (insects, arachnids, crustaceans), mollusks (chitons, snail, squids), annelid (earthworms and leeches), and cnidarians (hydras, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals)

  1. USA
  2. Australia
  3. Seychelles
  4. Greece
  5. Spain
Map of Threatened Invertebrates

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