BURKINA FASO

Cte d'Ivoire Forest Figures

Forest Cover
Total forest area: 10,405,000 ha
% of land area: 32.7%

Primary forest cover: 625,000 ha
% of land area: 2.0%
% total forest area: 6.0%

Deforestation Rates, 2000-2005
Annual change in forest cover: 15,400 ha
Annual deforestation rate: 0.1%
Change in defor. rate since '90s: 43.8%
Total forest loss since 1990: 183,000 ha
Total forest loss since 1990:1.8%

Primary or "Old-growth" forests
Annual loss of primary forests: n/a
Annual deforestation rate: n/a
Change in deforestation rate since '90s: n/a
Primary forest loss since 1990: n/a
Primary forest loss since 1990:0.0%

Forest Classification
Public: 100%
Private: n/a
Other: n/a
Use
Production: 88.7%
Protection: 3.3%
Conservation: 7.8%
Social services: 0.2%
Multiple purpose: n/a
None or unknown: n/a

Forest Area Breakdown
Total area: 10,405,000 ha
Primary: 625,000 ha
Modified natural: 9,443,000 ha
Semi-natural: n/a
Production plantation: 337,000 ha
Production plantation: n/a

Plantations
Plantations, 2005: 337,000 ha
% of total forest cover: 3.2%
Annual change rate (00-05): 15,200,000 ha

Carbon storage
Above-ground biomass: 3,649 M t
Below-ground biomass: 365 M t

Area annually affected by
Fire: 21,000 ha
Insects: n/a
Diseases: n/a

Number of tree species in IUCN red list
Number of native tree species: n/a
Critically endangered: 1
Endangered: 4
Vulnerable: 49

Wood removal 2005
Industrial roundwood: 2,175,000 m3 o.b.
Wood fuel: 10,370,000 m3 o.b.

Value of forest products, 2005
Industrial roundwood: $298,577,000
Wood fuel: n/a
Non-wood forest products (NWFPs): n/a
Total Value: $298,577,000


More forest statistics for Cte d'Ivoire

The forests of Burkina Faso are most directly threatened by the mining industry, which is especially damaging due to archaic mining techniques, and by slash-and-burn agriculture and tree-cutting for fuelwood to sustain a rapidly growing population.

Burkina Faso has no primary tropical forests and limited biodiversity. World Resources Institute notes 1,100 species of plants, 452 birds, and 147 mammals in the country.

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Last updated: 4 Feb 2006