Deforestation statistics for Equatorial Guinea

Total land area: Equatorial Guinea

Total land areaha
Land area2,703,305
Tree cover in 20182,553,882

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Equatorial Guinea

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Equatorial Guinea. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20002,660,913
20012,246,144
20102,231,9852,636,605
20182,191,6402,553,882
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
86%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
94.5%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Equatorial Guinea

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Equatorial Guinea by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20013,594
20021,1382,994
20039601,967
2004211421
2005900421
20067611,256
20071,5273,150
20082,3134,826
20093,1375,694
20103,2126,600
20113,7107,722
20122,2924,962
20134,0657,302
201410,67819,275
20154,0517,482
20165,0469,571
20176,46811,969
20184,0367,840
Primary loss 2002-201854,504
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
103,452
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
52.7%
Percent loss
2001-2018
2.4%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
1,573.24 3,092
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
5,043.16 9,515

 

Biodiversity data: Equatorial Guinea

Species count by taxa for Equatorial Guinea. 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
Birds436
Amphibians51
Reptiles74
Fishes567
Mammals174
Vascular plants3250

 

Conservation data: Equatorial Guinea

Data on threatened species in Equatorial Guinea as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)23
Threatened birds (2018)6
Threatened fishes (2018)44
Threatened higher plants (2018)98

 

Protected areas data: Equatorial Guinea

Data on threatened species in Equatorial Guinea 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
19.3
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Equatorial Guinea

"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)
102703305267348698.90%266498398.60%258833095.70%1090614.10%605932419582
152703305267103198.80%265864798.30%258206795.50%1089604.10%605332389573
202703305266600998.60%264800598.00%257162695.10%1086614.10%603732289547
252703305266468998.60%264468897.80%256835795.00%1085784.10%603232259541
302703305266091398.40%263660597.50%256048294.70%1082404.10%601332129515
502703305263963697.60%257867095.40%250384592.60%1061914.00%590031379353
752703305245344990.80%206174476.30%200016374.00%873453.60%485325767698

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Equatorial Guinea

"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)
102703305267348626649831334588792266928281482935489368672718715
152703305267103126586471334305790266869041482606489260082718112
202703305266600926480051333621350266679651481554488912612716181
252703305266468926446881333426018266621581481231488806372715591
302703305266091326366051332878833266391831479955488385102713251
502703305263963625786701328312490264324541468470484594912692194
752703305245344920617441266896091232812971293405426823732371243

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Equatorial Guinea

"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)
Annobón21600000%0-0-0-
Bioko Norte5912856784541275245889%37207%20720514%20516693%209
Bioko Sur13685612593912395412298990%19962%11110311%1039651%121
Centro Sur84324484114483808481877397%265003%1,47271891%719193112%2,414
Kié-Ntem34678234444734155432498694%214436%1,19148751%488165685%2,071
Litoral72368570321369506967275693%326755%1,815103621%1,036223133%2,789
Wele-Nzas59145058938658381756852096%219064%1,21766091%661152973%1,912

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Equatorial Guinea

"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)
Annobón21600000000
Bioko Norte591285678454127270180981615399897448794991989
Bioko Sur13685612593912395453408871868808482674758449121
Centro Sur843244841144838084451656158132541867363443639241201869
Kié-Ntem3467823444473415541701834739510166528343230762900318
Litoral723685703213695069324855701132141507341194041191146620
Wele-Nzas59145058938658381730575653210375801576433321720894825

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Equatorial Guinea

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)
Annobón21600000000
Bioko Norte59128567845412714737145260881127489524797250176
Bioko Sur13685612593912395429132112231473895263282595526793
Centro Sur8432448411448380842463579052937229554401642198503655565
Kié-Ntem346782344447341554928273482695187358288187125870491082
Litoral7236857032136950691771940202527207717400429220429625429
Wele-Nzas5914505893865838171667762902835659532314418175484488087

 

 

Archived forest data for Equatorial Guinea | Forest data for Equatorial Guinea

 

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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