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 bird species based on the IUCN ranges (the species geographical distribution). Areas with a high species richness are shown in shades of red: more bird species potentially occur in these areas.
GOAL 15: Life on land