Latin America: countries with most threatened species 2019

Ecuador was the Latin American country with the highest number of living species on the IUCN Red List as of December 2019, with nearly 2.5 thousand threatened species. It was followed by Mexico and Brazil, with 1,544 and 1,072 threatened species respectively. Cuba places 8th in this ranking, but it ranks first when it comes to endangered animal species in Caribbean countries.

Countries with the highest number of threatened living species on the IUCN Red List in Latin America as of December 2019

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

According to the source, threatened living species include species that are critically endangered (CR), endangered (EN) or vulnerable (VU).

The acronym IUCN stands for International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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