Deforestation statistics for Ecuador

Total land area: Ecuador

Total land areaha
Land area25,701,150
Tree cover in 201818,864,190

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Ecuador

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Ecuador. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200019,079,243
200110,627,031
201010,567,32919,279,664
201810,465,90418,864,190
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
55%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
73.4%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Ecuador

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Ecuador by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200145,092
20025,69329,875
20033,37913,873
20045,43637,321
20056,20537,321
20066,43835,679
20076,99560,671
20088,95351,989
20098,11257,786
20108,49133,821
201111,17543,706
201216,35474,359
201311,59048,450
20146,33030,955
20158,47230,116
201613,19844,099
201721,08571,207
201813,22038,761
Primary loss 2002-2018161,127
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
739,989
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
21.8%
Percent loss
2001-2018
1.5%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
6,633.60 40,343
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
12,678.11 47,707

 

Biodiversity data: Ecuador

Species count by taxa for Ecuador. 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
Birds1622
Amphibians626
Reptiles478
Fishes1109
Mammals372
Vascular plants19362

 

Conservation data: Ecuador

Data on threatened species in Ecuador as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)47
Threatened birds (2018)106
Threatened fishes (2018)61
Threatened higher plants (2018)1,859

 

Protected areas data: Ecuador

Data on threatened species in Ecuador 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
21.7
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Ecuador

"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)
10257011501982383677.10%2017399278.50%1978717177.00%7956074.00%442004087948353
15257011501959035876.20%1993428377.60%1954887976.10%7937554.10%440984083548176
20257011501939298375.50%1978777277.00%1940373875.50%7917224.10%439854076948004
25257011501924845774.90%1953285676.00%1914982774.50%7902434.10%439024072147879
30257011501907924374.20%1927966475.00%1889801173.50%7882244.10%437904065747707
50257011501796054869.90%1738210767.60%1701109766.20%7679664.30%426653969646376
75257011501588010461.80%1558665560.60%1524285759.30%7088294.50%393793650342975

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Ecuador

"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)
1025701150198238362017399286505341261915059231063921835109420719505234
1525701150195903581993428386138268121913518861063066035081183019489546
2025701150193929831978777285830497491911782601062101435049349519471861
2525701150192484571953285685602812911910578071061432335027263419459591
3025701150190792431927966485332806871908822771060457134995086619441715
5025701150179605481738210783382490701890832221050462334665256619258476
7525701150158801041558665578455712841821540901011967233394912618552729

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Ecuador

"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)
Azuay82050438505043702343352953%107403%59772462%72534941%437
Bolivar39164423060823733423580460%45662%25430361%30415301%191
Carchi36039322799323597323203164%78923%43839502%39539422%493
Cañar33368714415416867916734550%51884%28838543%38513341%167
Chimborazo65956221778125343425087138%63443%35237812%37825631%320
Cotopaxi61975728363531986931422751%133785%74377363%77456422%705
El Oro58998036022436303735712961%117443%65258362%58459082%739
Esmeraldas158569214792271446106139645088%1145408%6,363648844%6,488496563%6,207
Galápagos80181712809419882819844025%33453%18629572%2963880%49
Guayas159084766383071725570388444%378796%2,104245084%2,451133712%1,671
Imbabura48035029589530539730004462%109894%61156362%56453532%669
Loja111021259516558205157232952%209144%1,162111922%1,11997222%1,215
Los Rios73100037109436388735004948%3982511%2,213259877%2,599138384%1,730
Manabi195950812884601172851115113459%870127%4,834652955%6,530217172%2,715
Morona Santiago239978723084022304177226332694%638853%3,549230341%2,303408512%5,106
Napo125479110615711127910110996188%285463%1,586105971%1,060179492%2,244
Orellana216302221232572118636205142295%1023975%5,689351832%3,518672143%8,402
Pastaza295727129320092928776291012698%267341%1,48580840%808186501%2,331
Pichincha94802256990561744360776764%221604%1,231124842%1,24896762%1,210
Santa Elena37010615904313803313574337%53233%29630332%30322902%286
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas37891733240130914430334880%203656%1,131145694%1,45757962%725
Sucumbios179820017413391735131166572493%1184077%6,578490003%4,900694074%8,676
Tungurahua33969716849418875218818855%15931%8910291%1035640%71
Zamora Chinchipe10563841011612100993899914095%244582%1,359136601%1,366107981%1,350

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Ecuador

"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)
Azuay8205043850504370231076727773230212179456221777126556
Bolivar391644230608237334641179521399469777489466256606
Carchi360393227993235973890244082771156153953139036172599
Cañar3336871441541686794014329116057478920812159648723
Chimborazo65956221778125343461991793201985611221412450796849
Cotopaxi619757283635319869913724554507173250399267661228820
El Oro589980360224363037917595913193640177424166905190574
Esmeraldas15856921479227144610665274074251308484285047129472022729558
Galápagos80181712809419882822890494764917424956834310186
Guayas159084766383071725514737891310450682580593712261416009
Imbabura4803502958953053971052846184166448231469217322249154
Loja11102125951655820511515120435630602312811313716311680
Los Rios7310003710943638879732596612824669712482861843525779
Manabi1959508128846011728513858961573098703517215022397004877125
Morona Santiago239978723084022304177109834164931804245176690311538622533203
Napo125479110615711127910445967165147180258176685557741145036
Orellana216302221232572118636130897829958423657324575920907064689575
Pastaza2957271293200929287761850535684147657678203204559601275772
Pichincha9480225699056174431961351778430518468362490908440180
Santa Elena370106159043138033391780741336502742508023066776
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas3789173324013091441106417098062312447906592169267577
Sucumbios17982001741339173513195138266067221820373454628690944816360
Tungurahua33969716849418875249558990497888276603316220784
Zamora Chinchipe1056384101161210099383734500809830042546113553243537202

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Ecuador

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)
Azuay8205043850504370235873060415317619309788512096969030
Bolivar39164423060823733434973428152763346424085163430876
Carchi360393227993235973485587682131511539839747583894145
Cañar33368714415416867921896340152875863486596632526577
Chimborazo659562217781253434338137041551101742612086791352826
Cotopaxi619757283635319869498395211762458458136581145997124811
El Oro5899803602243630375005068713917419819677791039103949
Esmeraldas15856921479227144610635604040424127986440155480216075651488849
Galápagos801817128094198828124857249741723023179372785556
Guayas1590847663830717255803884971215700364316687388506226914
Imbabura480350295895305397574279721942272608126256118539135902
Loja1110212595165582051826429331393071232170624171118170007
Los Rios731000371094363887530868901436995280388627470097286789
Manabi195950812884601172851210488812163169020209390011307457478432
Morona Santiago239978723084022304177599095444260173477699637656293791381747
Napo1254791106157111279102432548162298028015446001303150624565
Orellana21630222123257211863671398816533631867453177041411403862557950
Pastaza29572712932009292877610093830993448054060447448248706695876
Pichincha9480225699056174431069828231884598462255470267767240099
Santa Elena37010615904313803321369859134728999405004376236423
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas378917332401309144603500231814397622244312323001145951
Sucumbios17982001741339173513151893599729836666446203702515649602627105
Tungurahua33969716849418875227032177160271579150881808911337
Zamora Chinchipe1056384101161210099382037000442015361839297880301769293019

 

 

Archived forest data for Ecuador | Forest data for Ecuador

 

Data Source: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6.

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