Forest CoverTotal 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, 2000-2005Annual 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 ClassificationPublic: 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 BreakdownTotal 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
PlantationsPlantations, 2005: 337,000 ha % of total forest cover: 3.2% Annual change rate (00-05): 15,200,000 ha
Carbon storageAbove-ground biomass: 3,649 M t Below-ground biomass: 365 M t
Area annually affected byFire: 21,000 ha Insects: n/a Diseases: n/a
Number of tree species in IUCN red listNumber of native tree species: n/a Critically endangered: 1 Endangered: 4 Vulnerable: 49
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
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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an organization working with Afro-indigenous and Embera communities to protect forests in Colombia's Darien region. Anthrotect is protecting the habitat of mongabay's mascot: the scale-crested pygmy tyrant.
"Rainforest" is used interchangeably with "rain forest" on this site. "Jungle" is generally not used.