Deforestation statistics for Mozambique

Total land area: Mozambique

Total land areaha
Land area78,802,572
Tree cover in 201825,183,681

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Mozambique

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Mozambique. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200028,942,387
2001119,683
2010117,09626,996,897
2018109,68225,183,681
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
0%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
32.0%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Mozambique

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Mozambique by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200160,984
2002144106,766
20039279,712
2004185107,803
2005279107,803
2006279172,313
2007180138,601
2008327204,971
2009444217,673
2010658194,693
2011126150,396
2012397140,086
2013946162,807
2014645200,691
2015560181,735
2016924250,837
20173,279359,385
2018537172,586
Primary loss 2002-201810,001
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
2,948,858
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
0.3%
Percent loss
2001-2018
8.4%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
287.45 139,132
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
926.78 202,315

 

Biodiversity data: Mozambique

Species count by taxa for Mozambique. 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
Birds675
Amphibians90
Reptiles225
Fishes1768
Mammals236
Vascular plants5692

 

Conservation data: Mozambique

Data on threatened species in Mozambique as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)17
Threatened birds (2018)30
Threatened fishes (2018)72
Threatened higher plants (2018)145

 

Protected areas data: Mozambique

Data on threatened species in Mozambique 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
21.6
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Mozambique

"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)
10788025727098970890.10%6836375586.80%6624944284.10%39819065.60%221217186759264289
15788025725953121375.50%5755414973.00%5548718970.40%39026766.60%216815183572258370
20788025723988995350.60%3871039449.10%3687131846.80%34836378.70%193535164456229885
25788025723719136747.20%3682333546.70%3503283544.50%33884039.10%188245159790223813
30788025722894238736.70%2699689734.30%2537837432.20%305271510.50%169595143419202315
50788025721050374213.30%1033814213.10%947791112.00%157113115.00%8728571090107529
75788025723419170.40%7292910.90%6883530.90%8084623.60%449139915117

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Mozambique

"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)
10788025727098970868363755112244164564775186512652881487545080248636156
15788025725953121357554149103742998384737688272632049086857616948254232
2078802572398899533871039482730570254478504352488058082105912745614396
2578802572371913673682333579294127304410798952450443980864650344924806
3078802572289423872699689767421176354140305322300169675905597242169776
5078802572105037421033814230304297532452417741362454344960991624978329
757880257234191772929111996341216121661895648295563791642021

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Mozambique

"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)
Cabo Delgado778793840821253816477361163446%3834339%21,3021785904%17,8592048435%25,605
Gaza75542714568485145514979317%321517%1,786155313%1,553166203%2,078
Inhambane687952719405381753471164443124%22718812%12,6221181486%11,8151090406%13,630
Manica624500724778762320986212840434%35523214%19,7351626507%16,2651925828%24,073
Maputo229497132898635153234255215%163445%90873642%73689803%1,123
Maputo City707082756279126864%1987%11933%91054%13
Nampula782944427645252393976215404628%46314617%25,7302232168%22,32223993010%29,991
Nassa1292458656844195207206501799539%3033245%16,8511141132%11,4111892114%23,651
Sofala681610629075372956822277307941%31653011%17,5851327875%13,2791837436%22,968
Tete1008954917784821438512137684414%1234147%6,856617463%6,175616684%7,709
Zambezia1031046565182956240573582877257%83175513%46,2094199546%41,9954118017%51,475

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Mozambique

"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)
Cabo Delgado77879384082125381647787663678286905803482810040963435742796
Gaza7554271456848514551556720514862288270127235497313414
Inhambane68795271940538175347126821071938197527212208520616952197572
Manica62450072477876232098650072760579051231439173536815185279507
Maputo229497132898635153245396020200600011144484416145230
Maputo City707082756279155597528962160914071862
Nampula782944427645252393976635654202114528883636271655367787395138
Nassa1292458656844195207206146681797984526637469592431753976596583
Sofala68161062907537295682267426943779519130441772932344925896777
Tete100895491778482143851241537674527738319154101813637211762639
Zambezia10310465651829562405731802800120241691192134272881197034015248474

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Mozambique

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)
Cabo Delgado77879384082125381647747816551811747403159263350922343693132434
Gaza755427145684851455130366573662652156147342128453170953
Inhambane6879527194053817534711462967577520835013115750111245611198675
Manica62450072477876232098627312414911043118851239549220081012879731
Maputo229497132898635153224761466751094180607884604579217
Maputo City7070827562791303258110157978787671016
Nampula78294442764525239397634672047312662470301347057230200614033712
Nassa129245865684419520720680008253314146105447256141417320353598137
Sofala68161062907537295682236778332912643374070240967117642683216424
Tete100895491778482143851222656913512715129991840555743848961440
Zambezia1031046565182956240573983345519151131831567732397665292778317350

 

 

Archived forest data for Mozambique | Forest data for Mozambique

 

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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