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Wildlife watching species richness index

Where are the best places to spot the most requested wildlife-watching species? This grid layer presents a richness index of top wildlife watching species/groups, including rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, lowland and mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, sifakas, ringtails, aye-aye, mouse lemurs and colobus.

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Wildlife watching species richness index in Africa. Map elaborated by Capitani, C. (March 2021), based on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2019-1 (


This dataset has not been validated. Not representative of marine species.

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