Biodiversity in Guinea-Bissau (GNB)
 
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 192 76 Yes Giaccardi, M., P. Yorio and M.E. Lizurume, 1997
Freshwater Yes Vatova, A., 1975
Total 197 76 No
Ref.   Vatova, A., 1975
Conservation Deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, and overfishing are the cause of environmental problems. The following information is to be sought: - Status of knowledge of the freshwater fauna; - Existence of conservation plans; - Information on major aquatic habitats or sites within the country; - Current major threats to species; - Future potential threats to species; - Contact(s) for further information.
Geography and Climate Guinea-Bissau has a surface area of 36,125 sq. km. There are extensive coastal swamps (10% of the total area is periodically tide-covered). Inland relief is low. The climate is hot and humid with a rainy season (May to November) and a cooler dry season (December to April). The economy is based primarily on agriculture. There is a large hydroelectric potential which has not yet been developed.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
Hydrography Lakes: there is one minor lake, Lake Cufada. Rivers, floodplains and swamps: there are three main river systems, the largest being the Corubal. The Cacheu has a lower floodplain. Reservoirs: none. Coastal lagoons: none.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
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