Deforestation statistics for Jamaica



Total land area: Jamaica

Total land areaha
Land area1,103,583
Tree cover in 2018735,874

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Jamaica

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Jamaica. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
2000770,116
2001237,094
2010230,497756,747
2018227,719735,874
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
31%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
66.7%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Jamaica

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Jamaica by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20011,247
20022801,650
20031521,030
20049803,905
20053,1643,905
20064572,801
20072271,273
20082792,031
20096203,542
20104382,368
20113212,387
20124732,606
20131301,327
20142772,839
20152032,915
20167261,994
20173552,203
20182932,234
Primary loss 2002-20189,376
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
41,010
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
22.9%
Percent loss
2001-2018
4.0%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
733.08 2,375
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
347.27 2,313

 

Biodiversity data: Jamaica

Species count by taxa for Jamaica. 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
Birds186
Amphibians25
Reptiles50
Fishes636
Mammals49
Vascular plants3308

 

Conservation data: Jamaica

Data on threatened species in Jamaica as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)7
Threatened birds (2018)11
Threatened fishes (2018)30
Threatened higher plants (2018)215

 

Protected areas data: Jamaica

Data on threatened species in Jamaica 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
15.9
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Jamaica

"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)
10110358381024573.40%78065470.70%76173669.00%465935.80%258927682365
15110358379609672.10%77631770.30%75753668.60%463955.80%257827612348
20110358378649571.30%77302070.00%75434468.40%462275.90%256827552335
25110358377942070.60%76853569.60%74992368.00%461215.90%256227512327
30110358377011669.80%75674768.60%73824266.90%459626.00%255327462313
50110358373141966.30%69968363.40%68175061.80%446436.10%248026712242
75110358365596459.40%60777155.10%59156053.60%404556.20%224824242026

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Jamaica

"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)
101103583810245780654283672930902170750120616539807918878
151103583796096776317281549449900591350032916510833917269
201103583786495773020280042220899222549956816485749915875
251103583779420768535278973640898282349904616468517914918
301103583770116756747277501139896998749833316444967913609
501103583731419699683271054520885541049196716234929901941
751103583655964607771254720565838789246599415377798854322

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Jamaica

"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)
Clarendon12073867618651426395653%51408%28639546%39511862%148
Hanover4572931984324413198570%14344%809783%984561%57
Kingston132419319519114%42%-00%-42%1
Manchester8215649942472444609456%44089%24532587%32611502%144
Portland8345479934795137744293%35594%19814882%14920713%259
Saint Andrew4403128771277112709962%13275%747152%726122%77
Saint Ann12253589770868408394469%55956%31126993%27028963%362
Saint Catherine11945180637766397499163%45976%25529494%29516482%206
Saint Elizabeth12031464897658986458554%42026%23328894%28913132%164
Saint James5954444602443394364573%17874%9910932%1096942%87
Saint Mary6297953902549155321684%26795%1499802%9816993%212
Saint Thomas7398659095575795466674%587410%32629615%29629135%364
Trelawny8837972770717087084180%20893%11612222%1228671%108
Westmoreland7896346001465834558758%32677%18222715%2279962%125

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Jamaica

"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)
Clarendon12073867618651421931623114791838217711992534992
Hanover45729319843244111599809541672300933895319018
Kingston132419319541889932522115
Manchester8215649942472441626212315039298355211282546960
Portland8345479934795133448657915697328720767008112456
Saint Andrew44031287712771110493744499429277462707628584
Saint Ann1225358977086840323793612007089111505100194125644
Saint Catherine1194518063776639248790121415412786349673656007
Saint Elizabeth12031464897658982128554214601128111710657849292
Saint James59544446024433917330867642765357094091729199
Saint Mary629795390254915219240941089039605024183483837
Saint Thomas739865909557579225121622284611126923120242135274
Trelawny88379727707170828371035678583376994170932687
Westmoreland789634600146583166186911272479706939184144258

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Jamaica

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)
Clarendon120738676186514210536126156806825448246541319086
Hanover4572931984324416327168198295459164142124710374
Kingston13241931952284811950928163
Manchester8215649942472448870249178820327455746154125615
Portland83454799347951318810861235856218475683655061340
Saint Andrew4403128771277115723860199272416151341476915591
Saint Ann1225358977086840176614701971094777608215465168533
Saint Catherine119451806377663913570370168772041428915276530549
Saint Elizabeth120314648976589811610296179796425442465813326887
Saint James5954444602443399453200212350600194782231915927
Saint Mary62979539025491511958597222594021330012281945729
Saint Thomas739865909557579122793612081246153692316558773786
Trelawny88379727707170815475110213370137205632275017830
Westmoreland7896346001465839064740197694079385605009524141

 

 

Archived forest data for Jamaica | Forest data for Jamaica

 

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

Citation: Mongabay. "Deforestation statistics for [selected country name]". Accessed on [date] from rainforests.mongabay.com.

Ads are placed on this page automatically by Google. Mongabay does not control what ads are displayed.