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Saint Lucia Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 77.0% or about 47,000 ha of Saint Lucia is forested, according to FAO. Of this 25.5% ( 12,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Saint Lucia had 1,000 ha of planted forest.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Saint Lucia lost an average of 150 ha or 0.34% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Saint Lucia gained 6.8% of its forest cover, or around 3,000 ha.

Saint Lucia's forests contain - million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: St. Lucia has some 201 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 6.5% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 6.5% are threatened. St. Lucia is home to at least 1028 species of vascular plants, of which 1.1% are endemic. 2.4% of St. Lucia is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Saint Lucia

Previous version of this profile (2009)

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Saint Lucia: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)61
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)47
Percent Forest Cover77
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)12
Primary Forest, % total forest24
Other wooded land (1000 ha)0
Percent other wooded land0




Saint Lucia: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)1224
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)3473
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)13


Saint Lucia: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
44474747
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
n.s.n.s.0
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.640.130


Saint Lucia: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
43464646
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
0.710


Saint Lucia: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
10101012
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
00n.s.
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
002.03


Saint Lucia: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
1111
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


Saint Lucia: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
005019076


Saint Lucia: 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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Saint Lucia: 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-


Saint Lucia: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
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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
---


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


Saint Lucia: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): Yes (2008)
Sub-national forest policy: No
National forest program (year) - status: Yes (1992) Under revision
National forest law (year): Specific forest law (1946) Sub-national forest law: No

Saint Lucia: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
--72267225


Saint Lucia: 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
105------


Saint Lucia: 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] Saint Lucia: Environment
    Environment - current issuesdeforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region
    Environment - international agreementsparty to: 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, Whaling
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
    Natural hazardshurricanes and volcanic activity


    Saint Lucia: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 6.56%
    permanent crops: 22.95%
    other: 70.49% (2001)
    Natural resourcesforests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential


    Saint Lucia: Economy
    Economy - overview:Changes in the EU import preference regime and the increased competition from Latin American bananas have made economic diversification increasingly important in Saint Lucia. The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area, and the government is trying to revitalize the banana industry. Economic fundamentals remain solid, even though unemployment needs to be cut.
    GDP - per capita$5,400 (2002 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)3.3% (2002 est.)
    Agriculture - productsbananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 7%, industry: 20%, services: 73% (2002 est.)
    Industries clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, tourism, lime processing, coconut processing
    Economic aid - recipient$51.8 million (1995)
    Debt - external$214 million (2000)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 21.7%, industry, commerce, and manufacturing 24.7%, services 53.6% (2002 est.)


    Saint Lucia: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)166,312
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)1.28%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)274.4
    Percent rural (2003)69.5%
    Median age (years)total: 24.81 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)2.21 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)black 90%, mixed 6%, East Indian 3%, white 1%


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Saint Lucia: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use51,100 (2002)
    Telephones - mobile cellular14,300 (2002)
    Roadways (km)total: 1,210 km
    paved: 63 km
    unpaved: 1,147 km (1999 est.)


    Saint Lucia: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 73.61 years
    male: 70.05 years
    female: 77.42 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate13.53 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

    Saint Lucia : 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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