Brunei Darussalam52.8% —or about 278,000 hectares—of Brunei Darussalam is forested. Of this, 100.0% —or roughly 278,000 hectares—is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse form of forest.
Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2000, Brunei Darussalam lost an average of 2,500 hectares of forest per year. The amounts to an average annual deforestation rate of 0.80%. Between 2000 and 2005, the rate of forest change decreased by 13.1% to 0.69% per annum. In total, between 1990 and 2005, Brunei Darussalam lost 11.2% of its forest cover, or around 35,000 hectares. Brunei Darussalam lost -35,000 hectares—0—of its primary forest cover during that time. Deforestation rates of primary cover have decreased 11.2% since the close of the 1990s. Measuring the total rate of habitat conversion (defined as change in forest area plus change in woodland area minus net plantation expansion) for the 1990-2005 interval, Brunei Darussalam lost 3.7% of its forest and woodland habitat.
Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Brunei Darussalam has some 644 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 1.7% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 6.7% are threatened. Brunei Darussalam is home to at least 6000 species of vascular plants, of which 0.1% are endemic. 23.9% of Brunei Darussalam is protected under IUCN categories I-V.
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