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Guadeloupe Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 39.8% or about 64,000 ha of Guadeloupe is forested, according to FAO. Of this 23.4% ( 15,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Guadeloupe had 4,000 ha of planted forest.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Guadeloupe lost an average of 150 ha or 0.22% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Guadeloupe lost 4.5% of its forest cover, or around 3,000 ha.

Guadeloupe's forests contain 12 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Guadeloupe has some 247 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 6.9% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 5.7% are threatened. Guadeloupe is home to at least 1400 species of vascular plants, of which 1.9% are endemic. 31.4% of Guadeloupe is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Guadeloupe

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Guadeloupe: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)161
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)64
Percent Forest Cover39
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)15
Primary Forest, % total forest23
Other wooded land (1000 ha)3
Percent other wooded land2




Guadeloupe: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)1523
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)4570
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)47


Guadeloupe: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
67656464
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
-0.30-0.31-0.28


Guadeloupe: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
63616060
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
-0.300


Guadeloupe: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
15151515
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


Guadeloupe: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
4444
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


Guadeloupe: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
40n.s.049046


Guadeloupe: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
53470


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


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
1000000
Guadeloupe: Growing stock in forest
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total
(million m3)
Per hectare
(m3)
Coniferous
(million m3)
Broadleaved
(million m3)
% commercial species
26409n.s.263
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total (million m3)Per hectare (m3)Coniferous (million m3)Broadleaved (million m3)% commercial species
n.s.8


Guadeloupe: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
13131312
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(per hectare in tons)
2000
195
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.


Guadeloupe: Area of forest affected by fire and other disturbances 2005
FOREST FIRE
1000 ha% wild fire (not managed burn)
0-


EXCLUDING FOREST FIRE
InsectsDiseasesOther biotic agentsAbiotic factorsTotal (excluding fire)% of 2005 forest area
2-----


Guadeloupe: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
11n.s.100
WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
171725100


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


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


Guadeloupe: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): Yes (2007)
Sub-national forest policy: No
National forest program (year) - status: Yes (2006) In implementation
National forest law (year): Specific forest law (2001) Sub-national forest law: No

Guadeloupe: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
----11843


Guadeloupe: 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
110589-260-849-


Guadeloupe: 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] Guadeloupe: Environment
    Environment - current issuesNA
    Environment - international agreementshurricanes (June to October); Soufriere de Guadeloupe is an active volcano


    Guadeloupe: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 11.24%
    permanent crops: 3.55%
    other: 85.21% (2001)
    Natural resourcescultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism


    Guadeloupe: Economy
    Economy - overview:The Caribbean economy depends on agriculture, tourism, light industry, and services. It also depends on France for large subsidies and imports. Tourism is a key industry, with most tourists from the US; an increasingly large number of cruise ships visit the islands. The traditional sugarcane crop is slowly being replaced by other crops, such as bananas (which now supply about 50% of export earnings), eggplant, and flowers. Other vegetables and root crops are cultivated for local consumption, although Guadeloupe is still dependent on imported food, mainly from France. Light industry features sugar and rum production. Most manufactured goods and fuel are imported. Unemployment is especially high among the young. Hurricanes periodically devastate the economy.
    GDP - per capita$7,900 (2003 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)NA%
    Agriculture - productsbananas, sugarcane, tropical fruits and vegetables; cattle, pigs, goats
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 15%, industry: 17%, services: 68% (1997 est.)
    Industries construction, cement, rum, sugar, tourism
    Economic aid - recipientNA; note - substantial annual French subsidies (2004)
    Debt - external$NA (yearend 2003 est.)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)NA


    Guadeloupe: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)448,713
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)0.92%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)263.0
    Percent rural (2003)0.3%
    Median age (years)total: 31.81 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.91 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)black or mulatto 90%, white 5%, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5%


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Guadeloupe: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use210,000 (2001)
    Telephones - mobile cellular323,500 (2002)
    Roadways (km)total: 947 km (2002)


    Guadeloupe: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 77.9 years
    male: 74.74 years
    female: 81.21 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate8.6 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA%

    Guadeloupe : 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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