STATISTICS: Aruba


Aruba

2.2% —or about <1000 hectares—of Aruba is forested.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2000, Aruba had no significant change or no reported in forest cover.

Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Aruba has some 105 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 1.9% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 4.8% are threatened. Aruba is home to at least 460 species of vascular plants, of which 5.4% are endemic. 0.0% of Aruba is protected under IUCN categories I-V.






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Aruba: Forest Cover, 2005
Total Land Area (ha)19,000
Total Forest Area (ha)-
Percent Forest Cover-
Primary Forest Cover (ha)-
Primary Forest, % total forest-
Primary Forest, % total land-
Other wooded land (ha)-


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Aruba: Breakdown of forest types, 2005
Primary forest (ha | %)--
Modified natural (ha | %)--
Semi-natural (ha | %)--
Production plantation (ha | %)--
Production plantation (ha | %)--


Aruba: Change in Forest Cover
TOTAL FOREST COVER
Forest 1990 (ha)-
Forest 2000 (ha)-
Forest 2005 (ha)-
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)--
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)--
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)--
Change in rate (%)-
PRIMARY FOREST COVER
Primary 1990 (ha)-
Primary 2000 (ha)-
Primary 2005 (ha)-
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)--
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)--
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)--
Change in rate (%)-
OTHER WOODED LAND
Other 1990 (ha)-
Other 2000 (ha)-
Other 2005 (ha)-
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)-#DIV/0!
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)-#DIV/0!
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)-#DIV/0!
Change in rate (%)#DIV/0!
PLANTATIONS
Other 1990 (ha)-
Other 2000 (ha)-
Other 2005 (ha)-
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)--
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)--
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)--
Change in rate (%)-
TOTAL DEGRADATION/CONSERVSION
Forest area+Wooded Area-Plantations
Other 1990 (ha)-
Other 2000 (ha)-
Other 2005 (ha)-
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)-#DIV/0!
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)-#DIV/0!
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)-#DIV/0!
Change in rate (%)#DIV/0!


Aruba: Primary
Primary or "old-growth" vegetation
Primary Forest 2005 (ha)-
Other primary wooded land 2005 (ha)-
Other primary wooded land 2005 (ha)0
Undisturbed vegetation 2005 (% land area)0.00%


Aruba: Forest designation
Ownership of forest land, 2000
Public (%)-
Private (%)-
Other (%)-
Ownership of other wooded land, 2000
Public (%)-
Private (%)-
Other (%)-
Designated functions of forest – primary function 2005
Production (%)-
Protection (%)-
Conservation (%)-
Social Services (%)-
Multiple Services (%)-
None of Unknown (%)-


Aruba: Disturbances affecting forest land 2000
Forest Area annually affected by
Fire (%)-
Insects (ha)-
Diseases (ha)-
Other (ha)-


Aruba: Protected areas
Protected areas
Biosphere reserves, 2005
Wetlands of international importance (Ramsar sites), 20050
World Heritage sites, 20040
Protected Areas: IUCN categories I-V, percent of total land0.0%
Protected Areas: IUCN categories Ia, Ib, and II, extent, percent of total land0.00%
Protected Areas: IUCN categories III, IV, and V, percent of total land, 20040.00%
Protected Areas: IUCN categories VI and other, percent of total land, 20041.58%


Aruba: Biodiversity - Wildlife
Amphibians
total species1
endemic species0
threatened species0
Birds
total species88
endemic species0
threatened species1
Mammals
total species4
endemic species0
threatened species1
Reptiles
total species12
endemic species2
threatened species3
Wildlife diversity
total species105
endemic species2
threatened species5


Aruba: Biodiversity - Plants
Growing stock composition
3 most common species
% of total growing stock
-
Growing stock composition
3 most common species
% of total growing stock
-
Number of Native tree species
Native tree species-
Number of tree species in IUCN red list
Critically Endangered-
Endangered-
Vulnerable-
Vascular Plant Species, 2004
Total460
Number endemic25
Number of Threatened Plant Species, 2004
Species threatened0


Aruba: Value of forests
Biomass stock in forest, 2005
Above-ground biomass (M t)-
Below-ground biomass (M t)-
Dead wood (M t)-
Total (M t)-
Carbon stock in forest, 2005
Carbon in above-ground biomass (M t)-
Carbon in below-ground biomass (M t)-
Carbon in dead wood (M t)-
Carbon in litter (M t)-
Soil carbon (M t)-
Change in growing stock 1990 - 2005
Annual change rate (1000 cubic m/yr)
1990-2000-
2000-2005-
Growing stock per hectare 1990 - 2005
Annual change rate ( cubic m/ha per yr)
1990-2000-
2000-2005-
Wood removal 2005
Industrial roundwood (1000 cubic m)-
Wood fuel (1000 cubic m)-
Total wood removal 2005 (1000 cubic m)-
Total wood removal 2005 (% of growing stock)-
Plant products 2005
Food (t)-
Fodder (t)-
Raw material for medicine and aromatic products (t)-
Raw material for colorants and dyes (t)-
Raw material for utensils, handicrafts & construction (t)-
Ornamental plants (t)-
Exudates (t)-
Other plant products (t)-
Animal products 2005
Living animals (units)-
Hides, skins and trophies (units)-
Wild honey and bee-wax (t)-
Bush meat (t)-
Raw material for medicine and aromatic products (t)-
Raw material for colorants and dyes (t)-
Other edible animal products (t)-
Other non-edible animal products (t)-
Value of wood and non-wood forest product removal 2005
Industrial roundwood (US$)-
Wood fuel (US$)-
Non-wood forest products (US$)-
Total value (US$)-
Total value ($USD/ha)$-
Employment in forestry 2000
Total people employed-


Aruba : Production, trade and consumption of forest products, 2002
Woodfuel ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports0
Exports-
Consumption0
Industrial roundwood ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports1
Exports-
Consumption1
Sawnwood ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports16
Exports0
Consumption16
Wood-based panels ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports6
Exports-
Consumption6
Pulp for paper ('000 metric tons), 2002
Production-
Imports0
Exports-
Consumption0
Paper and paperboard ('000 metric tons), 2002
Production-
Imports1
Exports-
Consumption1
Aruba: Environment
Environment - current issuesNA
Environment - international agreementslies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt


Aruba: Land use / Resources
Land use (%)arable land: 10.53% (including aloe 0.01%)
permanent crops: 0%
other: 89.47% (2001)
Natural resourcesNEGL; white sandy beaches


Aruba: Economy
Economy - overview:Tourism is the mainstay of the small, open Aruban economy, with offshore banking and oil refining and storage also important. The rapid growth of the tourism sector over the last decade has resulted in a substantial expansion of other activities. Construction has boomed, with hotel capacity five times the 1985 level. In addition, the reopening of the country's oil refinery in 1993, a major source of employment and foreign exchange earnings, has further spurred growth. Aruba's small labor force and exceptionally low unemployment rate have led to a large number of unfilled job vacancies, despite sharp rises in wage rates in recent years. Tourist arrivals declined in the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. The government now must deal with a budget deficit and a negative trade balance.
GDP - per capita$28,000 (2002 est.)
GDP - real growth rate (%)-1.5% (2002 est.)
Agriculture - productsaloes; livestock; fish
GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: NA%, industry: NA%, services: NA%
Industries tourism, transshipment facilities, oil refining
Economic aid - recipient$26 million (1995); note - the Netherlands provided a $127 million aid package to Aruba and Suriname in 1996
Debt - external$285 million (1996)
Population below poverty line (%)NA
Labor force - by occupation (%)most employment is in wholesale and retail trade and repair, followed by hotels and restaurants; oil refining


Aruba: Population / Demographics
Population (July 2005)71,566
Population growth rate (%) (2005)0.47%
Population density (people/sq km) (2005)370.8
Median age (years)total: 38 years
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.79 (2005 est.)
Ethnic groups (%)mixed white/Caribbean Amerindian 80%


[an error occurred while processing this directive] Aruba: Infrastructure
Telephones - main lines in use37,100 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular53,000 (2001)
Roadways (km)


Aruba: Health
Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 79.14 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 82.65 years (2005 est.)
Infant mortality rate5.89 deaths/1,000 live births
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

Aruba : References & Data Sources


 Environment, Land use / Resources, Economy, Population / Demographics, Infrastructure, Health -- CIA World Factbook, 2005
 Forest Cover, Forest types, Breakdown of forest types, Change in Forest Cover, Primary forests, Forest designation, Disturbances affecting forest land, Value of forests, Production, trade and consumption of forest products -- The FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS's Global Forest Resources Assessment (2005) and the State of the World’s Forests (2005, 2003, 2001)
 Protected Areas, Plant and animal biodiversity -- United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). 2004. World Database on Protected Areas.
 Biosphere reservers -- United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Man and Biosphere Program. 2004. UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory.
 RAMSAR sites -- The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands . 2005. The Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
 World Resources Institute's EarthTrends web site
 The 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
 Population Data -- United Nations Population Fund
 With additional analysis by Rhett Butler of mongabay.com



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