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Venezuela is located in the northern area of South America. It is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with different habitats varying from mountain ranges, to rain forests, beautiful plains, and the Caribbean coast, as well as the spectacular Orinoco River Delta.
Venezuela his home to over 21,000 species of plants, 38% of which are endemic to the country. There are also a lot of species of animals across the country, including 1417 types of birds, 324 types of mammals, 315 species of amphibians and another 341 species of reptiles. It is also estimated that there are over 900 species of marine mollusks, 1,600 types of butterflies and over 120 dung beetle species, although the invertebrates groups aren’t all that well inventoried across the world.
There are 251 areas in the country that are protected by law, covering 54.1% of the country’s terrestrial area and 3.5% of the marine area.