STATISTICS: Barbados


Barbados

4.7% —or about 2,000 hectares—of Barbados is forested.

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

Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Barbados has some 248 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 2.8% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 2.8% are threatened. Barbados is home to at least 572 species of vascular plants, of which 0.5% are endemic. 0.0% of Barbados is protected under IUCN categories I-V.






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Barbados: Forest Cover, 2005
Total Land Area (ha)43,000
Total Forest Area (ha)2,000
Percent Forest Cover4.65%
Primary Forest Cover (ha)-
Primary Forest, % total forest-
Primary Forest, % total land-
Other wooded land (ha)-


Barbados : Forest types
Tropical (% forest area)100%
Subtropical (% forest area)0%
Temperate (% forest area)0%
Boreal/polar (% forest area)0%


Barbados: Breakdown of forest types, 2005
Primary forest (ha | %)--
Modified natural (ha | %)2,000100.0%
Semi-natural (ha | %)--
Production plantation (ha | %)--
Production plantation (ha | %)--


Barbados: Change in Forest Cover
TOTAL FOREST COVER
Forest 1990 (ha)2,000
Forest 2000 (ha)2,000
Forest 2005 (ha)2,000
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)-0.00%
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Change in rate (%)#DIV/0!
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 | %)--
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)--
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)--
Change in rate (%)-
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)2,000
Other 2000 (ha)2,000
Other 2005 (ha)2,000
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)-0.00%
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Change in rate (%)#DIV/0!


Barbados: 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%


Barbados: Forest designation
Ownership of forest land, 2000
Public (%)4.1%
Private (%)95.9%
Other (%)-
Ownership of other wooded land, 2000
Public (%)-
Private (%)-
Other (%)-
Designated functions of forest – primary function 2005
Production (%)-
Protection (%)-
Conservation (%)17.6%
Social Services (%)-
Multiple Services (%)-
None of Unknown (%)82.4%


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


Barbados: 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, 20040.00%


Barbados: Biodiversity - Wildlife
Amphibians
total species1
endemic species0
threatened species0
Birds
total species223
endemic species3
threatened species3
Mammals
total species13
endemic species1
threatened species0
Reptiles
total species11
endemic species3
threatened species4
Wildlife diversity
total species248
endemic species7
threatened species7


Barbados: 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 Endangered0
Endangered1
Vulnerable1
Vascular Plant Species, 2004
Total572
Number endemic3
Number of Threatened Plant Species, 2004
Species threatened2


Barbados: 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)6
Wood fuel (1000 cubic m)-
Total wood removal 2005 (1000 cubic m)6
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 employedn.s.


Barbados : Production, trade and consumption of forest products, 2002
Woodfuel ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports0
Exports-
Consumption0
Industrial roundwood ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production5
Imports1
Exports0
Consumption6
Sawnwood ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports17
Exports0
Consumption17
Wood-based panels ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports21
Exports0
Consumption21
Pulp for paper ('000 metric tons), 2002
Production-
Imports1
Exports0
Consumption1
Paper and paperboard ('000 metric tons), 2002
Production-
Imports8
Exports0
Consumption8
Barbados: Environment
Environment - current issuespollution of coastal waters from waste disposal by ships; soil erosion; illegal solid waste disposal threatens contamination of aquifers
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Natural hazardsinfrequent hurricanes; periodic landslides


Barbados: Land use / Resources
Land use (%)arable land: 37.21%
permanent crops: 2.33%
other: 60.46% (2001)
Natural resourcespetroleum, fish, natural gas


Barbados: Economy
Economy - overview:Historically, the Barbadian economy had been dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities, but production in recent years has diversified into light industry and tourism. Offshore finance and information services are important foreign exchange earners. The government continues its efforts to reduce unemployment, to encourage direct foreign investment, and to privatize remaining state-owned enterprises. The economy contracted in 2002-03 mainly due to a decline in tourism. Growth was positive in 2005, as economic conditions in the US and Europe moderately improved.
GDP - per capita$17,300 (2005 est.)
GDP - real growth rate (%)2.5% (2005 est.)
Agriculture - productssugarcane, vegetables, cotton
GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 6%, industry: 16%, services: 78% (2000 est.)
Industries tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export
Economic aid - recipient$9.1 million (1995)
Debt - external$668 million (2003)
Population below poverty line (%)NA
Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 10%, industry 15%, services 75% (1996 est.)


Barbados: Population / Demographics
Population (July 2005)279,254
Population growth rate (%) (2005)0.33%
Population density (people/sq km) (2005)647.9
Percent rural (2003)48.3%
Median age (years)total: 34.15 years
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.65 (2005 est.)
Ethnic groups (%)black 90%, white 4%, Asian and mixed 6%


[an error occurred while processing this directive] Barbados: Infrastructure
Telephones - main lines in use134,000 (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular140,000 (2003)
Roadways (km)total: 1,600 km
paved: 1,600 km (2003)


Barbados: Health
Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 72.59 years
male: 70.6 years
female: 74.6 years (2005 est.)
Infant mortality rate12.5 deaths/1,000 live births
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)1.5% (2003 est.)

Barbados : 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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