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Kuwait Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 0.3% or about 6,000 ha of Kuwait is forested, according to FAO. Kuwait had 6,000 ha of planted forest.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Kuwait lost an average of 150 ha or 5.00% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Kuwait gained 100.0% of its forest cover, or around 3,000 ha.

Kuwait's forests contain - million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Kuwait has some 358 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 0.3% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 3.9% are threatened. Kuwait is home to at least 234 species of vascular plants. 0.0% of Kuwait is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Kuwait

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Kuwait: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)1782
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)6
Percent Forest Covern.s.
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)0
Primary Forest, % total forest0
Other wooded land (1000 ha)0
Percent other wooded land0




Kuwait: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)00
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)00
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)6100


Kuwait: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
3566
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
3.462.732.40


Kuwait: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
0.000.000.000.00
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
00.000.00
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010


Kuwait: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
0000
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
---


Kuwait: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
3566
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
3.462.732.40


Kuwait: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
010000000


Kuwait: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
10000


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


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
-----
Kuwait: 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-


Kuwait: 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
---


Kuwait: 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
------


Kuwait: 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
----


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


Kuwait: 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
---


Kuwait: 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: -

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


Kuwait: 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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Kuwait: 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] Kuwait: Environment
    Environment - current issueslimited natural fresh water resources; some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification
    Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
    signed, but not ratified: Marine Dumping
    Natural hazardssudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year, but are most common between March and August


    Kuwait: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 0.73%
    permanent crops: 0.11%
    other: 99.16% (2001)
    Natural resourcespetroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas


    Kuwait: Economy
    Economy - overview:Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with proved crude oil reserves of about 96 billion barrels - 10% of world reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 80% of government income. Kuwait's climate limits agricultural development. Consequently, with the exception of fish, it depends almost wholly on food imports. About 75% of potable water must be distilled or imported. Kuwait continues its discussions with foreign oil companies to develop fields in the northern part of the country.
    GDP - per capita$22,100 (2005 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)4.5% (2005 est.)
    Agriculture - productspractically no crops; fish
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 0.5%, industry: 52.1%, services: 47.4% (2005 est.)
    Industries petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, desalination, food processing, construction materials
    Economic aid - recipientNA (2001)
    Debt - external$14.93 billion (2005 est.)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture NA, industries NA, services NA


    Kuwait: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)2,335,648
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)3.44%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)131.1
    Percent rural (2003)3.7%
    Median age (years)total: 25.86 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)2.97 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%


    Largest Cities in Kuwait

    Cities and urban areas in Kuwait with population over 100,000 All figures are estimates for 2002.

    CityCountryCity PopulationUrban Area Population
    as-SalimiyahKuwait144800144800
    Jalib as-SuyuhKuwait113500113500
    210Kuwait CityKuwait321001680400


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    Kuwait: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use486,900 (2003)
    Telephones - mobile cellular1.42 million (2003)
    Roadways (km)total: 4,450 km
    paved: 3,587 km
    unpaved: 863 km (1999)


    Kuwait: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 77.03 years
    male: 76.01 years
    female: 78.1 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate9.95 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)0.12% (2001 est.)

    Kuwait : 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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