Sunday,February 3, 2019

Endemism & Uniqueness of Philippine Biodiversity

The Philippines has more than 52,177 described species, half of which are endemic or found nowhere else on earth.
In terms of terrestrial vertebrates, the Philippines is known to host 1,238 species of which 618 (or 50%) is endemic.
In terms of fishes, the Philippines counts at least 3,214 species, of which about 121 are endemic and 76 threatened.

  <em>A large percentage of all species can only be found (Endemic) in the Philippines. </em>
A large percentage of all species can only be found (Endemic) in the Philippines.
4th in Bird Endemism
4th in Bird Endemism

The Philippines has 718 known species of Bird.

5th in Mammal Endemism
5th in Mammal Endemism

The Philippines has
207 species of land mammals.

5th in Plant Species
5th in Plant Species

The Philippines has
5% of the world’s species of flora (with more than 10,000 species).

8th in Reptile Endemism
8th in Reptile Endemism


The Philippines has 352 known species of reptiles.

5 of the 7 known Marine Turtles in the World are found in the Philippines
5 of the 7 known Marine Turtles in the World are found in the Philippines



Source:  
Compendium of the Philippine Environment Statistics (CPES) as of 2017