Cape Verde Islands bioregion
- 457Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 1Number of Ecoregions
- 11%Protection Target
- 3Protection Level
The Cape Verde Islands bioregion, located in the Afrotropical realm, contains the group of ten volcanic islands off the coast of Senegal, is defined by one dry forest ecoregion — Cape Verde Islands Dry Forests (31) — with a total land area of approximately 450,000 hectares. Cape Verde's isolation has resulted in the islands having a number of endemic species, particularly birds and reptiles, many of which are endangered. The islands are also an important breeding area for seabirds.
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