Deforestation statistics for Guatemala



Total land area: Guatemala

Total land areaha
Land area10,961,561
Tree cover in 20186,375,207

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Guatemala

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Guatemala. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20007,722,448
20012,583,222
20102,337,0067,061,727
20182,133,5846,375,207
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
33%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
58.2%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Guatemala

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Guatemala by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200153,456
200216,08255,744
200324,30598,348
200417,27056,600
200533,38856,600
200618,33752,699
200746,827126,814
200829,72877,370
200937,52987,146
201022,75059,816
201117,21340,689
201227,78984,270
201319,87055,294
201418,23761,991
201516,72254,299
201663,225178,851
201722,03679,940
201818,33071,370
Primary loss 2002-2018449,638
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
1,297,841
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
34.6%
Percent loss
2001-2018
17.4%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
27,357.34 72,459
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
25,427.75 78,338

 

Biodiversity data: Guatemala

Species count by taxa for Guatemala. 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
Birds709
Amphibians163
Reptiles275
Fishes902
Mammals220
Vascular plants8681

 

Conservation data: Guatemala

Data on threatened species in Guatemala as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)15
Threatened birds (2018)17
Threatened fishes (2018)41
Threatened higher plants (2018)120

 

Protected areas data: Guatemala

Data on threatened species in Guatemala 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
20
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Guatemala

"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)
1010961561830528975.80%748192268.30%684696962.50%140876917.00%782657738279369
1510961561813903474.30%738959167.40%675678161.60%140561117.30%780907728079101
2010961561797966972.80%734166467.00%671099061.20%140225617.60%779037715878834
2510961561785248071.60%719556365.60%656648159.90%139962417.80%777577705478635
3010961561772244870.50%706172764.40%643502358.70%139569718.10%775397689978338
5010961561697736363.70%624361457.00%563534951.40%134931719.30%749627410576033
7510961561577682352.70%535132748.80%481344743.90%117725820.40%654036393867235

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Guatemala

"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)
10109615618305289748192224291271072393657931329810043883742124379857
15109615618139034738959124051831972391268061328482343839920924355512
20109615617979669734166423810979472388585381326991943790734924328186
25109615617852480719556323617688392386538681325854843753221624307345
30109615617722448706172723422142582383460021324144543696775824275987
50109615616977363624361422207343132345874361303263543007700323893167
75109615615776823535132719633081582166353391203529739716474822064708

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Guatemala

"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)
Alta Verapaz100819092482888923775782875%19003921%10,558586306%5,86313140915%16,426
Baja Verapaz28333419209018128617408261%176019%978103975%1,04072044%901
Chimaltenango18976013221512955112390565%120019%66763555%63656464%706
Chiquimula23985811590211007910729845%71186%39543374%43427813%348
El Progreso16952584136889928703051%48736%27129113%29119622%245
Escuintla47994316048414065213461428%110757%61550373%50460384%755
Guatemala22355612087511992411463051%1234310%68670496%70552944%662
Huehuetenango76940752253051565249633665%391707%2,176198544%1,985193164%2,415
Izabal88044665736664006255977364%13695821%7,609566699%5,6678028913%10,036
Jalapa19788789401939609180046%59187%32937584%37621602%270
Jutiapa33668810423510821910642632%65056%36147125%47117932%224
Petén362081030557642528690223808362%81352727%45,19652292017%52,29229060711%36,326
Quezaltenango21489912464112205811652054%96868%53841483%41555385%692
Quiché72457854461052197748276567%7176713%3,987325556%3,256392128%4,902
Retalhuleu19336846742457434363523%44329%24623245%23221085%264
Sacatepéquez5640139904398153815568%29127%16212523%12516604%208
San Marcos35793123237523088722623663%87844%48841332%41346512%581
Santa Rosa30397316187715968315591151%106567%59268844%68837722%472
Sololá11918580738814948041367%25143%14014332%14310811%135
Suchitepéquez2099981112791048639761246%1416913%78769186%69272517%906
Totonicapán10847161884589285799753%28015%15618703%1879312%116
Zacapa27335315857214997514397453%108487%60348473%48560014%750

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Guatemala

"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)
Alta Verapaz100819092482888923731195383866454190369189921451935625283
Baja Verapaz283334192090181286539023905132128285118291537277095
Chimaltenango189760132215129551434308514079485226638213841242634
Chiquimula23985811590211007927714716182334710129711022090144
El Progreso1695258413688992200661671255935697747258266265
Escuintla479943160484140652381582243330499185028151856226493
Guatemala223556120875119924343399463773403209634214154203983
Huehuetenango76940752253051565217088208214084249782458721287858923
Izabal88044665736664006221107838647597496264430520320753409594
Jalapa19788789401939602381695417253519585310847780073
Jutiapa3366881042351082192532660016538639188111909157870
Petén362081030557642528690877542903238137360132298531534005710592099
Quezaltenango214899124641122058427845513583361199076151230258883
Quiché72457854461052197718190476225813800143410011752071757716
Retalhuleu1933684674245743125084801404049780037298684273
Sacatepéquez56401399043981512646737955619530904174667270
San Marcos357931232375230887792875123036684168705140125204430
Santa Rosa303973161877159683492074883169574176087204666140365
Sololá119185807388149428242651922589512555292049173
Suchitepéquez209998111279104863339921425180189287788261946320091
Totonicapán108471618845892819749589907730504296018038241
Zacapa273353158572149975436772892946857163714130730204945

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Guatemala

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)
Alta Verapaz100819092482888923717015663918436247741201376311701053068336
Baja Verapaz283334192090181286294013031532799342155519159020151143
Chimaltenango189760132215129551236895551792225161123620116640132346
Chiquimula23985811590211007915117117130994548552536011949169
El Progreso169525841368899210945181130685052380583959036144
Escuintla47994316048414065220813577130181664510092582831123542
Guatemala223556120875119924187308801552058215114345116811111264
Huehuetenango769407522530515652932084091787682318426795393428468504
Izabal88044665736664006211513366517525962269144234811084041859779
Jalapa197887894019396012991067145941096522835916943676
Jutiapa33668810423510821913814508133902110501176495931566
Petén362081030557642528690478659764157129893101721628383673045777508
Quezaltenango21489912464112205823337029187195455310858682488141209
Quiché7245785446105219779922078218214080244782236641022958753
Retalhuleu19336846742457436822808146765847425473981145968
Sacatepéquez5640139904398156898222173521245289582277036693
San Marcos3579312323752308874324773418616563749202176431111508
Santa Rosa3039731618771596832684044716617288599604811163676563
Sololá119185807388149415405082191503230279572886626822
Suchitepéquez209998111279104863185411711672825558156975142880174595
Totonicapán108471618845892810772503174495123275073282520859
Zacapa2733531585721499752382397815016073718929871307111788

 

 

Archived forest data for Guatemala | Forest data for Guatemala

 

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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