Deforestation statistics for Lesotho



Lesotho: Demographic data

Population (2022)2,142,249
Annual population growth rate (2022)0.80%
Population density (people/sq km)71
Net migration-10,047
Fertility rate3.2
Median age24
Urban population share31%


Lesotho: Land cover and land use change data
Land area (sq km): 30,360
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 6,052
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 0.20%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 117
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 1.90%
Tropical primary forest
Primary forest extent in 2001 (ha): 1
Primary forest extent as % of land area: 0.00%
Primary forest extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 0.00%

Primary forest loss from 2002-20 (ha): nan
Primary forest loss from 2002-20 as % of 2001 primary forest cover: 0.00%

Primary forest extent in 2020 (ha): 1
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of land area: 0.00%
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of 2000 tree cover area: 0%


Lesotho: Annual forest and tree cover data



Lesotho: Tropical primary forest loss by year All figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2002: nan
2003: nan
2004: nan
2005: nan
2006: nan
2007: nan
2008: nan
2009: nan
2010: nan
2011: nan
2012: nan
2013: nan
2014: nan
2015: nan
2016: nan
2017: nan
2018: nan
2019: nan
2020: nan


Lesotho: Tree cover loss by year 30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 1
2002: 3
2003: 2
2004: 4
2005: 2
2006: 2
2007: 3
2008: 6
2009: 4
2010: 4
2011: 3
2012: 3
2013: 7
2014: 12
2015: 1
2016: 15
2017: 8
2018: 8
2019: 10
2020: 16




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 1)

Sub-national admin area 1Tree cover extent
(2001)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Berea930111350.6%
Thaba-Tseka123000000.3%
Butha-Buthe633126091.5%
Leribe1,40324913271.9%
Mafeteng263220372.6%
Maseru1,46256336503.4%
Mohale's Hoek498123271.4%
Mokhotlong134001021.4%
Qacha's Nek226123073.2%
Quthing380001120.5%




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Tree cover extent
(2000)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Berea1000000.0%
Leribe0000000.0%


nan

 

2019 forest data for Lesotho | Archived forest data for Lesotho | Forest data for Lesotho

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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