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Cyprus Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 18.7% or about 173,000 ha of Cyprus is forested, according to FAO. Of this 7.5% ( 13,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Cyprus had 31,000 ha of planted forest.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Cyprus lost an average of 600 ha or 0.37% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Cyprus gained 7.5% of its forest cover, or around 12,000 ha.

Cyprus's forests contain 3 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Cyprus has some 401 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 1.2% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 4.2% are threatened. Cyprus is home to at least 1682 species of vascular plants. 8.3% of Cyprus is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Cyprus

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Cyprus: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)924
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)173
Percent Forest Cover19
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)13
Primary Forest, % total forest8
Other wooded land (1000 ha)214
Percent other wooded land23




Cyprus: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)138
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)12975
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)3118


Cyprus: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
161172173173
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
1n.s.n.s.
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.630.140.04


Cyprus: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
137144144142
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
110
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.50.51-0.14


Cyprus: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY 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


Cyprus: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
24282931
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
n.s.n.s.n.s.
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
1.251.330.73


Cyprus: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
2402828038


Cyprus: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
69310


PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
IndividualsBusiness entities and institutionsLocal, indigenous and tribal communities
--0


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
1000000
Cyprus: Growing stock in forest
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total
(million m3)
Per hectare
(m3)
Coniferous
(million m3)
Broadleaved
(million m3)
% commercial species
9519n.s.89
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total (million m3)Per hectare (m3)Coniferous (million m3)Broadleaved (million m3)% commercial species
--


Cyprus: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
3333
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(per hectare in tons)
2000
18
ANNUAL CHANGE
(1 000 t/yr)
1990200020052010
n.s.n.s.n.s.
ANNUAL CHANGE PER HECTARE
(t/ha/yr)
1990200020052010
n.s.n.s.n.s.


Cyprus: Area of forest affected by fire and other disturbances 2005
FOREST FIRE
1000 ha% wild fire (not managed burn)
n.s.100


EXCLUDING FOREST FIRE
InsectsDiseasesOther biotic agentsAbiotic factorsTotal (excluding fire)% of 2005 forest area
6040106


Cyprus: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
43209-
WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
1375-


Cyprus: Value of wood and NWFP removals 2005
Value of removals
(million US$)
Value per ha forest
(US$)
Industrial roundwoodWoodfuelNWFPTotal
1n.s.n.s.1n.s.


Cyprus: Employment in forestry 1990-2005
TOTAL
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
n.s.n.s.n.s.
IN PRIMARY PRODUCTION OF GOODS-FORESTRY
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
n.s.n.s.n.s.
IN MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS-CONSERVATION
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
n.s.n.s.n.s.


Cyprus: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): Yes (2002)
Sub-national forest policy: No
National forest program (year) - status: Yes (2000) In implementation
National forest law (year): Specific forest law (1967) Sub-national forest law: No

Cyprus: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
459744074486


Cyprus: 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
743382592980383572


Cyprus: 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] Cyprus: Environment
    Environment - current issueswater resource problems (no natural reservoir catchments, seasonal disparity in rainfall, sea water intrusion to island's largest aquifer, increased salination in the north); water pollution from sewage and industrial wastes; coastal degradation; loss of wildlife habitats from urbanization
    Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, 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
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
    Natural hazardsmoderate earthquake activity; droughts


    Cyprus: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 7.79%
    permanent crops: 4.44%
    other: 87.77% (2001)
    Natural resourcescopper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment


    Cyprus: Economy
    Economy - overview:The Republic of Cyprus has a capitalist economy dominated by the service sector, which accounts for 76% of GDP. Tourism and financial services are the most important sectors; erratic growth rates over the past decade reflect the economy's reliance on tourism, which often fluctuates with political instability in the region and economic conditions in Western Europe. Cyprus joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM2) in May 2005 and could adopt the euro within the next two years. Although sluggish tourism and poor fiscal management have resulted in high budget deficits since 2001, the government is pursuing reforms to trim the deficit. As in the Turkish sector, water shortages are a perennial problem; a few desalination plants are now on-line. After 10 years of drought, the country received substantial rainfall from 2001-03, alleviating immediate concerns. The Turkish Cypriot economy has roughly one-third of the per capita GDP of the south, and economic growth tends to be volatile, given north Cyprus's relative isolation, bloated public sector, reliance on the Turkish lira, and small market size. The Turkish Cypriot economy grew 15.4% in 2004, fueled by growth in the construction and education sectors as well as increased employment of Turkish Cypriots in the Republic of Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriots are heavily dependent on transfers from the Turkish government. Under the 2003-06 economic protocol, Ankara plans to provide around $550 million to the "TRNC." Agriculture and services, together, employ more than half of the work force, especially with tourism growth and the easing of border restrictions with the Greek Cypriots since April 2003.
    GDP - per capitaRepublic of Cyprus: $21,600 (2005 est.); north Cyprus: $7,135 (2004 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)Republic of Cyprus: 3.8% (2005 est.) north Cyprus: 15.4% (2004 est.)
    Agriculture - productscitrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables, poultry, pork, lamb, kids, dairy, cheese
    GDP - composition by sector (%)Republic of Cyprus: agriculture 3.8%; industry 20%; services 76.2% (2005 est.), north Cyprus: agriculture 10.6%; industry 20.5%; services 68.9% (2003 est.)
    Industries tourism, food and beverage processing; cement and gypsum production; ship repair and refurbishment; textiles; light chemicals; metal products; wood, paper, stone, and clay products
    Economic aid - recipientRepublic of Cyprus - NA; north Cyprus - $700 million from Turkey in grants and loans, which are usually forgiven (2003-06)
    Debt - externalRepublic of Cyprus: $7.803 billion; north Cyprus: $NA (2005 est.)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)Republic of Cyprus: 7.4%, agriculture 7.4%, industry 38.2%, services 54.4% (2004 est.)


    Cyprus: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)780,133
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)0.54%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)84.4
    Percent rural (2003)30.8%
    Median age (years)total: 34.68 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.83 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)Greek 77%, Turkish 18%, other 5% (2001)


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Cyprus: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in useRepublic of Cyprus: 427,400 (2002); north Cyprus: 86,228 (2002)
    Telephones - mobile cellularRepublic of Cyprus: 417,900 (2002); north Cyprus: 143,178 (2002)
    Roadways (km)total: 14,110 km (Republic of Cyprus: 11,760 km; north Cyprus: 2,350 km)
    paved: Republic of Cyprus: 7,403 km (including 268 km of expressways); north Cyprus: 1,370 km
    unpaved: Republic of Cyprus: 4,357 km; north Cyprus: 980 km (2003/1996 est.)


    Cyprus: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 77.65 years
    male: 75.29 years
    female: 80.13 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate7.18 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)0.1% (2003 est.)

    Cyprus : 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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