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Cayman Islands Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 50.0% or about 13,000 ha of Cayman Islands is forested, according to FAO. Cayman Islands's forests contain - million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Cayman Islands has some 249 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 6.0% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 2.4% are threatened. Cayman Islands is home to at least 539 species of vascular plants, of which 3.5% are endemic. 2.6% of Cayman Islands is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)26
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)13
Percent Forest Cover50
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)-
Primary Forest, % total forest-
Other wooded land (1000 ha)0
Percent other wooded land0




Cayman Islands: 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)--


Cayman Islands: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
13131313
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
000


Cayman Islands: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
13131313
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


Cayman Islands: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
----
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
---


Cayman Islands: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
----
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
---


Cayman Islands: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
-------


Cayman Islands: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
---


PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
IndividualsBusiness entities and institutionsLocal, indigenous and tribal communities
---


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
-----
Cayman Islands: 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
0-


Cayman Islands: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
----
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
---


Cayman Islands: 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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Cayman Islands: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
----
WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
----


Cayman Islands: Value of wood and NWFP removals 2005
Value of removals
(million US$)
Value per ha forest
(US$)
Industrial roundwoodWoodfuelNWFPTotal
-----


Cayman Islands: 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
---


Cayman Islands: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): No (-)
Sub-national forest policy: No
National forest program (year) - status: No (-) -
National forest law (year): No national forest law (-) Sub-national forest law: No

Cayman Islands: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
------


Cayman Islands: 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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Cayman Islands: 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] Cayman Islands: Environment
    Environment - current issuesno natural fresh water resources; drinking water supplies must be met by rainwater catchments
    Environment - international agreementshurricanes (July to November)


    Cayman Islands: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 3.85%
    permanent crops: 0%
    other: 96.15% (2001)
    Natural resourcesfish, climate and beaches that foster tourism


    Cayman Islands: Economy
    Economy - overview:With no direct taxation, the islands are a thriving offshore financial center. More than 40,000 companies were registered in the Cayman Islands as of 1998, including almost 600 banks and trust companies; banking assets exceed $500 billion. A stock exchange was opened in 1997. Tourism is also a mainstay, accounting for about 70% of GDP and 75% of foreign currency earnings. The tourist industry is aimed at the luxury market and caters mainly to visitors from North America. Total tourist arrivals exceeded 1.2 million in 1997, with 600,000 from the US. About 90% of the islands' food and consumer goods must be imported. The Caymanians enjoy one of the highest outputs per capita and one of the highest standards of living in the world.
    GDP - per capita$32,300 (2004 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)1.7% (2002 est.)
    Agriculture - productsvegetables, fruit; livestock, turtle farming
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 1.4%, industry: 3.2%, services: 95.4% (1994 est.)
    Industries tourism, banking, insurance and finance, construction, construction materials, furniture
    Economic aid - recipientNA
    Debt - external$70 million (1996)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 1.4%, industry 12.6%, services 86% (1995)


    Cayman Islands: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)44,270
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)2.64%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)169.0
    Percent rural (2003)0.0%
    Median age (years)total: 36.83 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.9 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)mixed 40%, white 20%, black 20%, expatriates of various ethnic groups 20%


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Cayman Islands: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use38,000 (2002)
    Telephones - mobile cellular17,000 (2002)
    Roadways (km)total: 785 km
    paved: 785 km (2002)


    Cayman Islands: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 79.95 years
    male: 77.33 years
    female: 82.6 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate8.19 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

    Cayman Islands : 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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