Deforestation statistics for Hong Kong

Tree cover loss data for Hong Kong

"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)
101151826944360.30%6996960.70%6949260.30%6751.00%382060
151151826714458.30%6712558.30%6669257.90%6310.90%352054
201151826597157.30%6649257.70%6607657.40%6110.90%342052
251151826453056.00%6507556.50%6467456.10%5920.90%331950
301151826258654.30%6348855.10%6311454.80%5630.90%311947
501151825271445.80%5107044.30%5084144.10%3930.70%221629
751151822828424.60%2663223.10%2657023.10%1550.50%998

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Hong Kong

"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)
10115182694436996920905983106482591619521910846
15115182671446712520512889101240562418561810312
2011518265971664922031400799144550818176510098
251151826453065075200654129699653891778379880
301151826258663488197114219373652081718559548
501151825271451070175934946892738291263777021
75115182282842663210756926304061689557383097

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Hong Kong

"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)
Central and Western127264065765752%10%-10%-00%-
Eastern193810571051105154%00%-00%-00%-
Islands1835611783117011167664%450%3200%2250%3
Kowloon City11045566666%00%-00%-00%-
Kwai Tsing245564276075931%30%-20%-10%-
Kwun Tong120617217016814%3219%23017%321%-
North1405579978045797357%801%480%1721%9
Sai Kung1473293099255922163%681%4340%3340%4
Sha Tin681546584590450766%1082%6251%3832%10
Sham Shui Po97616718218018%32%-11%-21%-
Southern437328292801279864%110%180%130%-
Tai Po1570510864106531059367%821%5220%2601%8
Tsuen Wan629042654363435869%130%180%150%1
Tuen Mun917429183424335737%853%5181%2672%8
Wan Chai100651452352352%00%-00%-00%-
Wong Tai Sin94942643643646%00%-00%-00%-
Yau Tsim Mong799917172%00%-00%-00%-
Yuen Long1397742814794477434%321%2120%1200%3

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Hong Kong

"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)
Central and Western1272640657257099886497814
Eastern193810571051305990361202218
Islands183561178311701321374014502806724908
Kowloon City1104556619330109666
Kwai Tsing2455642760118747752426611
Kwun Tong120617217050190126607031161131
North140557997804523862282389413272362692
Sai Kung1473293099255261730212988722521973
Sha Tin68154658459018579793876421549573649
Sham Shui Po976167182445731304725594
Southern4373282928011031480187110413072
Tai Po15705108641065334913632126611815391984
Tsuen Wan62904265436314673485200289359202
Tuen Mun91742918342410091082798415556872640
Wan Chai1006514523230966276151911
Wong Tai Sin94942643616052760343
Yau Tsim Mong79991730520000
Yuen Long139774281479414463998978499413606

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Hong Kong

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)
Central and Western127264065714023621948227428
Eastern193810571051166903158198111210
Islands18356117831170117529491497911440395496
Kowloon City110455661054419259333
Kwai Tsing24556427606477110141023366
Kwun Tong120617217027377159690438463372
North14055799780451301579163130327241281469
Sai Kung147329309925514276191537084394284530
Sha Tin68154658459010134432182114511755221991
Sham Shui Po97616718224313146710393051
Southern4373282928015626251991021577139
Tai Po1570510864106531904380175116016452941083
Tsuen Wan6290426543638003711882836158196110
Tuen Mun917429183424550423189152638483751440
Wan Chai10065145231259812451508106
Wong Tai Sin9494264368756020533222
Yau Tsim Mong79991716651840000
Yuen Long13977428147947889451844897272225331

 

 

Archived forest data for Hong Kong | Forest data for Hong Kong

 

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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