Cape Verde Islands bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 457
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 1
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 11%
    Protection Target
  • 3
    Protection 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. 

The Cape Verde Islands bioregion is part of the Sub Saharan Afrotropics subrealm and is made up of a single ecoregion: (1) Cape Verde Islands Dry Forests.

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