Biodiversity Status and Trends

Zimbabwe is rich in biodiversity in its varied landscapes and aquatic ecosystems. It has about 5,930 vascular plant species, of which 214 are endemic, 670 bird species, 270 mammal species, 156 reptile species, 120 amphibian species, and 151 fish species. These species are found within and outside protected areas. There is limited knowledge of micro-organisms. Data on the current status of the species are not readily available.