Deforestation statistics for Cameroon

Total land area: Cameroon

Total land areaha
Land area46,654,095
Tree cover in 201829,665,184

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Cameroon

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Cameroon. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200031,489,915
200119,075,634
201018,940,15930,573,109
201818,521,98129,665,184
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
62%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
63.6%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Cameroon

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Cameroon by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200139,242
200210,61228,798
20039,96725,385
20049,04923,023
200511,07923,023
200614,84636,033
200718,34745,958
200815,03835,191
200919,72236,106
201026,81558,062
201113,50627,679
201225,41751,307
201342,76484,690
201489,176182,058
201540,99579,043
201658,602116,712
201789,783187,442
201857,935120,932
Primary loss 2002-2018553,653
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
1,161,442
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
47.7%
Percent loss
2001-2018
2.9%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
15,052.81 35,082
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
52,272.21 106,233

 

Biodiversity data: Cameroon

Species count by taxa for Cameroon. For consistency, all data for a given group comes from a single source. Amphibians - amphibiaweb; Reptiles - reptile-database; Fish - fishbase; Birds - birdlife; Mammals - IUCN; and Plants - World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC).
Animal / plant groupSpecies count
Birds885
Amphibians223
Reptiles292
Fishes1063
Mammals335
Vascular plants8260

 

Conservation data: Cameroon

Data on threatened species in Cameroon as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)46
Threatened birds (2018)29
Threatened fishes (2018)122
Threatened higher plants (2018)555

 

Protected areas data: Cameroon

Data on threatened species in Cameroon as of 2017, according to the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) maintained by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).
Protected areas (2017)Percentage
Terrestrial protected areas,
% of total land area
10.6
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Cameroon

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
loss 2001-2018
(ha)
% tree
cover loss
since 2000
Avg tree cover
loss/year
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2001-2010
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2011-2018
(ha)
10466540954175731089.50%4165651289.30%4074491887.30%13270803.20%7372741549113949
15466540954003332685.80%3971197185.10%3880700983.20%13109013.30%7282840594113120
20466540953519326275.40%3430586873.50%3342836071.70%12502873.60%6946037278109689
25466540953428871873.50%3329713471.40%3242590269.50%12391493.60%6884236792108904
30466540953148991567.50%3057310965.50%2972324663.70%12028453.80%6682535298106233
50466540952528472154.20%2478679653.10%2402855251.50%10652164.20%591793069794781
75466540951749720237.50%1595968134.20%1557670933.40%5524493.20%306921694847872

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Cameroon

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Biomass
loss 2001-18
(Mt)
Avg biomass
loss/year
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
(Mt)
10466540954175731041656512145542564832664609451480338648851171327139540
15466540954003332639711971143957977792656836211476020148708662827060368
20466540953519326234305868138901882462620962201456090148050973226694985
25466540953428871833297134137833943152613152161451751247907791826615440
30466540953148991530573109134276401062585137951436187847394194926330108
50466540952528472124786796123321964812441095001356163944753409924863006
754665409517497202159596819965323951157422918874571828860862816033813

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Cameroon

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
% cover
in 2018
Loss
2001-2018
(ha)
% loss
since 2000
Avg loss/year
since 2000
(ha)
Loss 2001-2010
(ha)
loss
between
2000-2010
Avg loss/year 2001-2010
(ha)
Loss 2011-2018
(ha)
loss
between
2011-2018
Avg loss/year 2011-2018
(ha)
Adamaoua640457134323323242850320485050%837232%4,651457231%4,572380001%4,750
Centre688754260123065720160544920679%3558566%19,770849021%8,4902709545%33,869
Est1090122010569694103609261018741593%2388682%13,270653571%6,5361735112%21,689
Extrême-Nord34342651457487470%2517%12417%210%-
Littoral201614818673251845217175032987%1410268%7,835461382%4,614948885%11,861
Nord664097278543686656385880313%225873%1,255148272%1,48377601%970
Nord-Ouest1748905100914090790989561651%210312%1,16887381%874122931%1,537
Ouest139230472962559481758030842%282864%1,571137772%1,378145092%1,814
Sud473205547104554704106451930196%2285565%12,698437511%4,3751848054%23,101
Sud-Ouest249611323734572329813227667191%828873%4,605297451%2,975531422%6,643

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Cameroon

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2011-18 (Mt)
Adamaoua64045713432332324285075721122624506197136145514592721239184
Centre68875426012306572016023041897011370113477611742363019512588675
Est1090122010569694103609265682764590106993393594407731802249398894
Extrême-Nord343426514574827186541830152225
Littoral20161481867325184521770370398249754433276413516783814121328
Nord66409727854368665631666414364818984267721325273195782
Nord-Ouest174890510091409079092644557996072821337379269890421740
Ouest13923047296255948171783168519532304529572505773559322
Sud47320554710455470410624662966651067038745927993208221710735213
Sud-Ouest24961132373457232981390403267028543178158573210496172255876

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Cameroon

This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Avg biomass
per ha
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2011-18 (Mt)
Adamaoua64045713432332324285041302430512013367015742612795966675919
Centre688754260123065720160125683074620974733463415185919801076866550
Est109012201056969410360926309968977729358360036324222417346685126670
Extrême-Nord343426514574814828102295516428514
Littoral2016148186732518452173838385362062713878815077109154812247997
Nord6640972785436866563908953291162628536146030177422106790
Nord-Ouest174890510091409079091442486171433312450184025147213230040
Ouest1392304729625594817972637371335199433288857275876305084
Sud473205547104554704106134525272728658202110323345111357555855571
Sud-Ouest249611323734572329813493108729208155690098649455725181230478

 

 

Archived forest data for Cameroon | Forest data for Cameroon