Dominican Republic28.4% —or about 1,376,000 hectares—of Dominican Republic is forested.
Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2000, Dominican Republic had no significant change or no reported in forest cover.
Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Dominican Rep has some 415 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 14.5% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 14.9% are threatened. Dominican Rep is home to at least 5657 species of vascular plants, of which 31.8% are endemic. 22.9% of Dominican Rep is protected under IUCN categories I-V.
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