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Antigua and Barbuda Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 22.7% or about 10,000 ha of Antigua and Barbuda is forested, according to FAO. Antigua and Barbuda's forests contain - million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Antigua and Barbuda has some 209 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 2.9% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 3.3% are threatened. Antigua and Barbuda is home to at least 1158 species of vascular plants, of which 1.9% are endemic. 0.0% of Antigua and Barbuda is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)44
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)10
Percent Forest Cover22
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)-
Primary Forest, % total forest-
Other wooded land (1000 ha)16
Percent other wooded land35




Antigua and Barbuda: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)--
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)--
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)--


Antigua and Barbuda: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
10101010
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
n.s.n.s.0
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
-0.30-0.400


Antigua and Barbuda: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
10101010
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
000
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.00.000.00


Antigua and Barbuda: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
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ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
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Antigua and Barbuda: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
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ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---


Antigua and Barbuda: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
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Antigua and Barbuda: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
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PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
IndividualsBusiness entities and institutionsLocal, indigenous and tribal communities
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HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
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Antigua and Barbuda: Growing stock in forest
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total
(million m3)
Per hectare
(m3)
Coniferous
(million m3)
Broadleaved
(million m3)
% commercial species
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GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total (million m3)Per hectare (m3)Coniferous (million m3)Broadleaved (million m3)% commercial species
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Antigua and Barbuda: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
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CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(per hectare in tons)
2000
-
ANNUAL CHANGE
(1 000 t/yr)
1990200020052010
---
ANNUAL CHANGE PER HECTARE
(t/ha/yr)
1990200020052010
---


Antigua and Barbuda: Area of forest affected by fire and other disturbances 2005
FOREST FIRE
1000 ha% wild fire (not managed burn)
--


EXCLUDING FOREST FIRE
InsectsDiseasesOther biotic agentsAbiotic factorsTotal (excluding fire)% of 2005 forest area
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Antigua and Barbuda: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
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WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
----


Antigua and Barbuda: Value of wood and NWFP removals 2005
Value of removals
(million US$)
Value per ha forest
(US$)
Industrial roundwoodWoodfuelNWFPTotal
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Antigua and Barbuda: Employment in forestry 1990-2005
TOTAL
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---
IN PRIMARY PRODUCTION OF GOODS-FORESTRY
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---
IN MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS-CONSERVATION
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---


Antigua and Barbuda: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): - (-)
Sub-national forest policy: -
National forest program (year) - status: - (-) -
National forest law (year): - (-) Sub-national forest law: -

Antigua and Barbuda: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
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Antigua and Barbuda: Forest revenue and public expenditure on forestry 2005
Forest revenuePublic expenditure (1000 US$)
Domestic fundingExternal fundingTotal
(1000 US$)Operational expenditureTransfer paymentsOperational expenditureTransfer paymentsOperational expenditureTransfer payments
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Antigua and Barbuda: Status of ratification of international conventions and agreements as of 1 January 2010
  • CbD:
  • UNFCCC:
  • Kyoto Protocol:
  • UNCCD:
  • ITTA:
  • CITeS:
  • Ramsar:
  • World Heritage Convention:
  • NlbI: [an error occurred while processing this directive] Antigua and Barbuda: Environment
    Environment - current issueswater management - a major concern because of limited natural fresh water resources - is further hampered by the clearing of trees to increase crop production, causing rainfall to run off quickly
    Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
    Natural hazardshurricanes and tropical storms (July to October); periodic droughts


    Antigua and Barbuda: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 18.18%
    permanent crops: 4.55%
    other: 77.27% (2001)
    Natural resourcesNEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism


    Antigua and Barbuda: Economy
    Economy - overview:Tourism continues to dominate the economy, accounting for more than half of GDP. Weak tourist arrival numbers since early 2000 have slowed the economy, however, and pressed the government into a tight fiscal corner. The dual-island nation's agricultural production is focused on the domestic market and constrained by a limited water supply and a labor shortage stemming from the lure of higher wages in tourism and construction. Manufacturing comprises enclave-type assembly for export with major products being bedding, handicrafts, and electronic components. Prospects for economic growth in the medium term will continue to depend on income growth in the industrialized world, especially in the US, which accounts for slightly more than one-third of tourist arrivals.
    GDP - per capita$11,000 (2002 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)3% (2002 est.)
    Agriculture - productscotton, fruits, vegetables, bananas, coconuts, cucumbers, mangoes, sugarcane; livestock
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 3.9%, industry: 19.2%, services: 76.8% (2002)
    Industries tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances)
    Economic aid - recipient$2.3 million (1995)
    Debt - external$231 million (1999)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 7%, industry 11%, services 82% (1983)


    Antigua and Barbuda: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)68,722
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)0.57%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)155.3
    Percent rural (2003)62.3%
    Median age (years)total: 29.67 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)2.26 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)black, British, Portuguese, Lebanese, Syrian


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Antigua and Barbuda: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use38,000 (2002)
    Telephones - mobile cellular38,200 (2002)
    Roadways (km)total: 1,165 km
    paved: 384 km
    781 km (2002)


    Antigua and Barbuda: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 71.9 years
    male: 69.53 years
    female: 74.38 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate19.46 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

    Antigua and Barbuda : References & Data Sources
     Environment, Land use / Resources, Economy, Population / Demographics, Infrastructure, Health -- CIA World Factbook, 2005
     Forest Cover, Forest types, Breakdown of forest types, Change in Forest Cover, Primary forests, Forest designation, Disturbances affecting forest land, Value of forests, Production, trade and consumption of forest products -- The FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS's Global Forest Resources Assessment (2005 & 2010) and the State of the World's Forests (2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001)
     Protected Areas, Plant and animal biodiversity -- United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). 2004. World Database on Protected Areas.
     Biosphere reservers -- United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Man and Biosphere Program. 2004. UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory.
     RAMSAR sites -- The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands . 2005. The Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
     World Resources Institute's EarthTrends web site
     The 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
     Population Data -- United Nations Population Fund
     With additional analysis by Rhett Butler of mongabay.com



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