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Species Richness - Corals
Species Richness - Corals

Africa’s extraordinary richness in biodiversity and ecosystem services comprises a strategic asset for sustainable development. Yet the decline and loss of biodiversity hampers the sustainable social and economic targets set by African countries. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List of Threatened Species is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. This map shows the richness in corals and ray species based on the IUCN ranges (the species geographical distribution). Areas with a high species richness are shown in shades of red: more corals and ray species potentially occur in these areas.

GOAL 14: Life below water

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Source: IUCN