Ecuador: number of species under threat 2019, by type

As of December 2019, most of the threatened living species in Ecuador on the IUCN Red List consisted of plants, with over 1.9 thousand species under threat. Amphibians ranked second with nearly 170 threatened species. Overall, Ecuador features the highest number of threatened living species in Latin America.

Number of threatened living species in Ecuador on the IUCN Red List as of December 2019, by taxonomic type

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Ecuador

Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures presented below for these groups should be interpreted as the number of species known to be threatened within those species that have been assessed to date, and not as the overall total number of threatened species for each group.
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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