The United States ranks last in almost every indicator.
|Green||Ranked first for statistic|
|Red||Ranked last for statistic|
|Environmental Performance Index||Biodiversity: EPI|
|Expenditure on Env. Protection||2020 Score||2020 Rank||Ecologic Footprint||Steel trap banned||Biodiversity Score||Fisheries Score||Forestry Score|
Government expenditure as a percent of GDP. 2016 for all countries expect for Australia (2015) and Canada (no value).
Ecological Footprint per person in global hectares (gha). Measures how much demand human consumption places on the biosphere. 2017.
The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center. 2016. USA.
Biodiversity: Environmental Protection Index (columns 6-8)
Indicators include marine protected area, terrestrial biome protection, species protection index, protected area representativeness index, and species habitat. 2018.
The EPI utilizes two indicators, fish stock status and regional marine trophic index, to evaluate country performance in fisheries management. 2018.
Indicator based on tree cover loss. 2018.
“Freshwater fishes and other threatened but overlooked biodiversity must be new flagships for conservation” Mike Baltzer
March 12, 2019.
Out of at least 15,000 species of fish, one-third are considered to be under threat of extinction and there are many more species that have not been accessed. Conservation organizations are calling for more focus on neglected species.