Forest CoverTotal forest area: 40,000 ha % of land area: 88.9%
Primary forest cover: 2,000 ha % of land area: 4.4% % total forest area: 5.0%
Deforestation Rates, 2000-2005Annual change in forest cover: n/a Annual deforestation rate: n/a Change in defor. rate since '90s: n/a Total forest loss since 1990: n/a Total forest loss since 1990:0.0%
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: 77.5% Private: 22.5% Other: n/a Use Production: 2.5% Protection: 15% Conservation: 5% Social services: 20% Multiple purpose: 15% None or unknown: 42.5
Forest Area BreakdownTotal area: 40,000 ha Primary: 2,000 ha Modified natural: 33,000 ha Semi-natural: n/a Production plantation: 5,000 ha Production plantation: n/a
PlantationsPlantations, 2005: 5,000 ha % of total forest cover: 12.5% Annual change rate (00-05): n/a
Carbon storageAbove-ground biomass: 6 M t Below-ground biomass: 1 M t
Area annually affected byFire: n/a Insects: n/a Diseases: n/a
Number of tree species in IUCN red listNumber of native tree species: 93 Critically endangered: 7 Endangered: 4 Vulnerable: 23
The island nation of the Seychelles has high rates of endemnicity. Tourism is the most important industry in the Seychelles, and about 7.5 percent of the country's land mass is under some form of protection. The Seychelles have some 250 species of plants, 238 birds, 12 amphibians, 38 mammals, and 25 reptiles.
The deforestation rate in the Seychelles is not significant. Most forest degradation results from the harvesting of building material and fuelwood from forest areas.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated from mongabay.com operations (server, data transfer, travel) are mitigated through an association with Anthrotect,
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.