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Martinique Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 46.2% or about 49,000 ha of Martinique is forested, according to FAO. Martinique had 2,000 ha of planted forest. Martinique's forests contain 8 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Martinique has some 207 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 4.3% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 4.3% are threatened. Martinique is home to at least 1287 species of vascular plants, of which 2.3% are endemic. 2.5% of Martinique is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Martinique

Previous version of this profile (2009)

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Martinique: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)106
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)49
Percent Forest Cover46
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)0
Primary Forest, % total forest0
Other wooded land (1000 ha)1
Percent other wooded land1




Martinique: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)00
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)4695
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)25


Martinique: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
49494949
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


Martinique: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
47474747
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
0.000


Martinique: 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
---


Martinique: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
2222
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


Martinique: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
35120n.s.1367


Martinique: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
33670


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


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
1000000
Martinique: Growing stock in forest
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total
(million m3)
Per hectare
(m3)
Coniferous
(million m3)
Broadleaved
(million m3)
% commercial species
153110153
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total (million m3)Per hectare (m3)Coniferous (million m3)Broadleaved (million m3)% commercial species
--


Martinique: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
-888
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(per hectare in tons)
2000
173
ANNUAL CHANGE
(1 000 t/yr)
1990200020052010
-00
ANNUAL CHANGE PER HECTARE
(t/ha/yr)
1990200020052010
-00


Martinique: 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
------


Martinique: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
-53100
WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
----


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


Martinique: 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.


Martinique: 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

Martinique: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
----10118


Martinique: 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
1298970008970


Martinique: 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] Martinique: Environment
    Environment - current issuesNA
    Environment - international agreementshurricanes, flooding, and volcanic activity (an average of one major natural disaster every five years)


    Martinique: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 10.38%
    permanent crops: 9.43%
    other: 80.19% (2001)
    Natural resourcescoastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land


    Martinique: Economy
    Economy - overview:The economy is based on sugarcane, bananas, tourism, and light industry. Agriculture accounts for about 6% of GDP and the small industrial sector for 11%. Sugar production has declined, with most of the sugarcane now used for the production of rum. Banana exports are increasing, going mostly to France. The bulk of meat, vegetable, and grain requirements must be imported, contributing to a chronic trade deficit that requires large annual transfers of aid from France. Tourism, which employs more than 11,000 people, has become more important than agricultural exports as a source of foreign exchange.
    GDP - per capita$14,400 (2003 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)NA%
    Agriculture - productspineapples, avocados, bananas, flowers, vegetables, sugarcane
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 6%, industry: 11%, services: 83% (1997 est.)
    Industries construction, rum, cement, oil refining, sugar, tourism
    Economic aid - recipientNA; note - substantial annual aid from France (1998)
    Debt - external$180 million (1994)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 10%, industry 17%, services 73% (1997)


    Martinique: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)432,900
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)0.76%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)408.4
    Percent rural (2003)4.3%
    Median age (years)total: 33.61 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.79 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)African and African-white-Indian mixture 90%, white 5%, East Indian, Chinese less than 5%


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Martinique: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use172,000 est (2001)
    Telephones - mobile cellular319,900 (2002)
    Roadways (km)total: 2,105 km (2000)


    Martinique: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 79.04 years
    male: 79.43 years
    female: 78.64 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate7.09 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA%

    Martinique : 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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