Deforestation statistics for Gabon

Total land area: Gabon

Total land areaha
Land area26,484,416
Tree cover in 201824,461,643

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Gabon

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Gabon. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200024,715,457
200122,669,524
201022,586,93724,724,452
201822,443,92124,461,643
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
92%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
92.4%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Gabon

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Gabon by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200115,101
20027,00213,870
200310,67416,859
20045,6999,989
200510,8169,989
200610,49519,317
200710,58416,521
20089,31417,382
200911,76618,268
20106,23710,684
20118,68918,174
20129,50817,485
201325,80244,484
201429,14948,788
201515,81625,496
201618,88632,206
201722,91638,682
201812,25126,810
Primary loss 2002-2018225,603
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
385,004
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
58.6%
Percent loss
2001-2018
1.0%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
9,176.37 14,798
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
17,877.02 31,516

 

Biodiversity data: Gabon

Species count by taxa for Gabon. 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
Birds606
Amphibians98
Reptiles139
Fishes792
Mammals182
Vascular plants6651

 

Conservation data: Gabon

Data on threatened species in Gabon as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)18
Threatened birds (2018)7
Threatened fishes (2018)72
Threatened higher plants (2018)173

 

Protected areas data: Gabon

Data on threatened species in Gabon 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
22.4
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Gabon

"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)
10264844162593638297.90%2591513297.90%2565747896.90%4170621.60%231701594132207
15264844162559951196.70%2553166596.40%2527444195.40%4161801.60%231211589632153
20264844162508753194.70%2505210994.60%2479690293.60%4129011.60%229391576931901
25264844162499440694.40%2495904194.20%2470444993.30%4118851.60%228831572931824
30264844162471545793.30%2472445293.40%2447232792.40%4078261.70%226571557031516
50264844162418235091.30%2393770590.40%2369448189.50%3916521.60%217581484330403
75264844162309298487.20%2109342779.60%2088728178.90%3315131.40%184171253725768

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Gabon

"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)
10264844162593638225915132123023630459655118853639551770104989833917
15264844162559951125531665122803145659651045953616921769358539829770
20264844162508753125052109122335965469632370453513171765934449810747
25264844162499440624959041122235358549626062853478131764778219804323
30264844162471545724724452121953883489599629053331271759931799777399
50264844162418235023937705121184287139457207052540041733821349632341
75264844162309298421093427118192781668589092847717181574666948748150

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Gabon

"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)
Estuaire199187019221991915205188250795%477312%2,652150331%1,503326982%4,087
Haut-Ogooué337378425703152562678252887875%615762%3,421277761%2,778338001%4,225
Moyen-Ogooué178471616902371687479166652093%341702%1,898132111%1,321209591%2,620
Ngounié384310136623983689677363843095%714352%3,969201881%2,019512471%6,406
Nyanga218434319179751931088191244188%380892%2,116194421%1,944186471%2,331
Ogooué-Ivindo435192343031954297779427623398%399971%2,222184510%1,845215461%2,693
Ogooué-Lolo290623228944322891299287260399%378001%2,100191041%1,910186961%2,337
Ogooué-Maritime229360220088012007541199361587%227821%1,26688560%886139261%1,741
Wouleu-Ntem375484537459053741706370110099%542461%3,014136400%1,364406061%5,076

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Gabon

"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)
Estuaire1991870192219919152059034667001907910510599506371141588496
Haut-Ogooué337378425703152562678123395701127315928151755213015101787604
Moyen-Ogooué17847161690237168747975345153312525078695838520405915129
Ngounié38431013662398368967718621579463180129517667398829672871454
Nyanga21843431917975193108878731796513112289728461660725813130
Ogooué-Ivindo43519234303195429777922355189561850145010278588645911231943
Ogooué-Lolo2906232289443228912991501322003176336629796489050131072942
Ogooué-Maritime2293602200880120075419365742219439259524403375638710361
Wouleu-Ntem37548453745905374170619816220132658511314769516872402464089

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Gabon

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)
Estuaire19918701922199191520549280001825610406785578155347517866452
Haut-Ogooué33737842570315256267867306746026214899599827756709915975057
Moyen-Ogooué1784716169023716874794109735632436831860379548283857499161
Ngounié3843101366239836896771015722515277173461679636764816191566248
Nyanga2184343191797519310884294461622247152158397342360396443525
Ogooué-Ivindo435192343031954297779121937397728310091699560650471595671969
Ogooué-Lolo2906232289443228912998189029112839618361534353493644585241
Ogooué-Maritime2293602200880120075415108586662555148690286038204893387470
Wouleu-Ntem3754845374590537417061080884734289145009718056103748581344048

 

 

Archived forest data for Gabon | Forest data for Gabon

 

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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