Forest CoverTotal forest area: 67,546,000 ha % of land area: 28.4%
Primary forest cover: 13,509,000 ha % of land area: 5.7% % total forest area: 20.0%
Deforestation Rates, 2000-2005Annual change in forest cover: -589,000 ha Annual deforestation rate: -0.8% Change in defor. rate since '90s: 8.4% Total forest loss since 1990: -8,835,000 ha Total forest loss since 1990:-11.6%
Primary or "Old-growth" forests Annual loss of primary forests: -117800 ha Annual deforestation rate: -0.8% Change in deforestation rate since '90s: 8.4% Primary forest loss since 1990: -589,000 ha Primary forest loss since 1990:-11.6%
Forest ClassificationPublic: 97.7% Private: 2.3% Other: n/a Use Production: 44.9% Protection: 2.6% Conservation: 12.7% Social services: n/a Multiple purpose: n/a None or unknown: 39.9
Forest Area BreakdownTotal area: 67,546,000 ha Primary: 13,509,000 ha Modified natural: 47,282,000 ha Semi-natural: 1,351,000 ha Production plantation: 4,728,000 ha Production plantation: 675,000 ha
PlantationsPlantations, 2005: 5,404,000 ha % of total forest cover: 8% Annual change rate (00-05): -47,123,000 ha
Carbon storageAbove-ground biomass: 2,235 M t Below-ground biomass: 827 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: 533 Critically endangered: 1 Endangered: 1 Vulnerable: 15
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.