Country extinction-risk footprints

A new study quantified how the consumption habits of people in each country, through trade and supply networks, imperil threatened and near-threatened terrestrial species of amphibians, mammals and birds. For the study, recently published in Scientific Reports, researchers used a metric called the extinction-risk footprint. The team found that 76 countries are net “importers” of this footprint, meaning they drive demand for products that contribute to the decline of endangered species abroad. Other countries, e.g. Madagascar, Tanzania, are designated as net “exporters,” meaning their extinction-risk footprint is driven more by consumption habits in other countries. In several countries domestic consumption is the most significant driver of extinction risk within those nations. Learn more:

This sub-dataset provides detail on each country's extinction-risk footprint. A global level, the map shows the impact of global consumption on the species found within that country’s borders in percentage. A national level, the map shows the imported and exported consumption for each country. The imported extinction-risk footprint is a result of consumption within the country driving extinction risk in other countries, and its exported extinction risk footprint is a result of consumption outside of the country driving the extinction risk within the country.


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