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Turks and Caicos Islands Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 79.1% or about 34,000 ha of Turks and Caicos Islands is forested, according to FAO. Turks and Caicos Islands's forests contain - million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Turks and Caicos Islands 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 3.9% are threatened. Turks and Caicos Islands is home to at least 448 species of vascular plants, of which 2.0% are endemic. 7.3% of Turks and Caicos Islands is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Turks and Caicos Islands

Previous version of this profile (2009)

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Turks and Caicos Islands: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)43
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)34
Percent Forest Cover80
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)-
Primary Forest, % total forest-
Other wooded land (1000 ha)0
Percent other wooded land0




Turks and Caicos Islands: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)--
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)--
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)--


Turks and Caicos Islands: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
34343434
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


Turks and Caicos Islands: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
34343434
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
0.00.000.00


Turks and Caicos Islands: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
----
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---


Turks and Caicos Islands: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
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ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---


Turks and Caicos Islands: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
-------


Turks and Caicos Islands: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
---


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


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
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Turks and Caicos Islands: 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-


Turks and Caicos Islands: 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
---


Turks and Caicos Islands: 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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Turks and Caicos Islands: 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
----


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


Turks and Caicos 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
---


Turks and Caicos Islands: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): No (-)
Sub-national forest policy: No
National forest program (year) - status: No (-) -
National forest law (year): No national forest law (-) Sub-national forest law: No

Turks and Caicos Islands: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
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Turks and Caicos 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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Turks and Caicos 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] Turks and Caicos Islands: Environment
    Environment - current issueslimited natural fresh water resources, private cisterns collect rainwater
    Environment - international agreementsfrequent hurricanes


    Turks and Caicos Islands: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 2.33%
    permanent crops: 0%
    other: 97.67% (2001)
    Natural resourcesspiny lobster, conch


    Turks and Caicos Islands: Economy
    Economy - overview:The Turks and Caicos economy is based on tourism, fishing, and offshore financial services. Most capital goods and food for domestic consumption are imported. The US is the leading source of tourists, accounting for more than half of the annual 93,000 visitors in the late 1990s. Major sources of government revenue also include fees from offshore financial activities and customs receipts.
    GDP - per capita$11,500 (2002 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)4.9% (2000 est.)
    Agriculture - productscorn, beans, cassava (tapioca), citrus fruits; fish
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: NA%, industry: NA%, services: NA%
    Industries tourism, offshore financial services
    Economic aid - recipient$4.1 million (1997)
    Debt - externalNA
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)about 33% in government and 20% in agriculture and fishing; significant numbers in tourism, financial, and other services


    Turks and Caicos Islands: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)20,556
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)2.90%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)47.8
    Median age (years)total: 27.35 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)3.08 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)black 90%, mixed, European, or North American 10%


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Turks and Caicos Islands: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use5,700 (2002)
    Telephones - mobile cellular1,700 (1999)
    Roadways (km)total: 121 km
    paved: 24 km
    unpaved: 97 km (2000)


    Turks and Caicos Islands: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 74.51 years
    male: 72.28 years
    female: 76.84 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate15.67 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

    Turks and Caicos 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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