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Northern Mariana Islands Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 65.2% or about 30,000 ha of Northern Mariana Islands is forested, according to FAO. Of this 26.7% ( 8,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Northern Mariana Islands had 22,000 ha of planted forest.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Northern Mariana Islands lost an average of 200 ha or 0.59% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Northern Mariana Islands lost 11.8% of its forest cover, or around 4,000 ha.

Northern Mariana Islands's forests contain 3 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: 0.0% of Northern Mariana Islands is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Northern Mariana Islands

Previous version of this profile (2009)

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Northern Mariana Islands: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)46
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)30
Percent Forest Cover66
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)8
Primary Forest, % total forest27
Other wooded land (1000 ha)0
Percent other wooded land0




Northern Mariana Islands: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)827
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)00
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)2273


Northern Mariana Islands: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
34323130
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
-0.50-0.52-0.53


Northern Mariana Islands: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
10998
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
-1.0-1-1.11


Northern Mariana Islands: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
10998
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
-0.97-1.04-1.10


Northern Mariana Islands: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
24232222
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
-0.31-0.31-0.32


Northern Mariana Islands: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
000010000


Northern Mariana Islands: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
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PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
IndividualsBusiness entities and institutionsLocal, indigenous and tribal communities
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HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
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Northern Mariana Islands: Growing stock in forest
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total
(million m3)
Per hectare
(m3)
Coniferous
(million m3)
Broadleaved
(million m3)
% commercial species
14801-
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total (million m3)Per hectare (m3)Coniferous (million m3)Broadleaved (million m3)% commercial species
0-


Northern Mariana Islands: 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
100
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.


Northern Mariana Islands: Area of forest affected by fire and other disturbances 2005
FOREST FIRE
1000 ha% wild fire (not managed burn)
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EXCLUDING FOREST FIRE
InsectsDiseasesOther biotic agentsAbiotic factorsTotal (excluding fire)% of 2005 forest area
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Northern Mariana Islands: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
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WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
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Northern Mariana Islands: Value of wood and NWFP removals 2005
Value of removals
(million US$)
Value per ha forest
(US$)
Industrial roundwoodWoodfuelNWFPTotal
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Northern Mariana 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
---


Northern Mariana Islands: 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: -

Northern Mariana Islands: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
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Northern Mariana 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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Northern Mariana 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] Northern Mariana Islands: Environment
    Environment - current issuescontamination of groundwater on Saipan may contribute to disease; clean-up of landfill; protection of endangered species conflicts with development
    Environment - international agreementsactive volcanoes on Pagan and Agrihan; typhoons (especially August to November)


    Northern Mariana Islands: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 13.04%
    permanent crops: 4.35%
    other: 82.61% (2001)
    Natural resourcesarable land, fish


    Northern Mariana Islands: Economy
    Economy - overview:The economy benefits substantially from financial assistance from the US. The rate of funding has declined as locally generated government revenues have grown. The key tourist industry employs about 50% of the work force and accounts for roughly one-fourth of GDP. Japanese tourists predominate. Annual tourist entries have exceeded one-half million in recent years, but financial difficulties in Japan have caused a temporary slowdown. The agricultural sector is made up of cattle ranches and small farms producing coconuts, breadfruit, tomatoes, and melons. Garment production is by far the most important industry with employment of 17,500 mostly Chinese workers and sizable shipments to the US under duty and quota exemptions.
    GDP - per capita$12,500 (2000 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)NA
    Agriculture - productscoconuts, fruits, vegetables; cattle
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: NA, industry: NA, services: NA
    Industries tourism, construction, garments, handicrafts
    Economic aid - recipientextensive funding from US
    Debt - externalNA
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)NA


    Northern Mariana Islands: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)80,362
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)2.61%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)168.5
    Percent rural (2003)5.8%
    Median age (years)total: 29.33 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.27 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)Asian 56.3%, Pacific islander 36.3%, Caucasian 1.8%, other 0.8%, mixed 4.8% (2000 census)


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Northern Mariana Islands: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use21,000 (2000)
    Telephones - mobile cellular3,000 (2000)
    Roadways (km)total: 362 km
    paved: NA km
    unpaved: NA km (1991)


    Northern Mariana Islands: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 75.88 years
    male: 73.31 years
    female: 78.61 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate7.11 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

    Northern Mariana 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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