Deforestation statistics for Palau

Total land area: Palau

Total land areaha
Land area50,322
Tree cover in 201840,725

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Palau

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Palau. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200041,665
200119,015
201018,85840,937
201818,80640,725
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
46%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
80.9%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Palau

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Palau by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200153
20022778
2003318
2004729
20051629
20061736
20073392
20083066
20091330
20101134
20111431
2012828
2013621
20142294
201500
201600
201700
201814
Primary loss 2002-2018209
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
590
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
35.5%
Percent loss
2001-2018
1.1%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
17.46 47
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
6.51 22

 

Biodiversity data: Palau

Species count by taxa for Palau. 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
Birds113
Amphibians1
Reptiles35
Fishes1550
Mammals25
Vascular plants500

 

Conservation data: Palau

Data on threatened species in Palau as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)4
Threatened birds (2018)6
Threatened fishes (2018)21
Threatened higher plants (2018)5

 

Protected areas data: Palau

Data on threatened species in Palau 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
28
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Palau

"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)
10503224260884.70%4175483.00%4157282.60%6611.60%374823
15503224226984.00%4141682.30%4123481.90%6611.60%374823
20503224204683.60%4132082.10%4114081.80%6591.60%374823
25503224193083.30%4115281.80%4097281.40%6581.60%374823
30503224166582.80%4093781.40%4075981.00%6561.60%364822
50503224053380.50%3898177.50%3880677.10%6491.60%364722
75503223778075.10%3662172.80%3645972.50%6091.60%344520

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Palau

"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)
10503224260841754221075032000201111236668620371
15503224226941416220351861998951110536645420359
20503224204641320219863051997801109936624620347
25503224193041152219608571996871109436607420337
30503224166540937218981661995121108436574920319
50503224053338981216015471984601102636382920213
75503223778036621206853781903271057434893019385

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Palau

"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)
Aimeliik456340833986396987%752%4581%6170%2
Airai616451965121510783%782%4641%6140%2
Angaur86072873168480%517%341%-476%6
Hatohobei1010000%0-0-0-
Kayangel2130000%0-0-0-
Koror838455245406540364%210%1180%230%-
Melekeok256221552153214784%271%2211%260%1
Ngaraard349831003090308588%542%3492%550%1
Ngarchelong124496592291774%212%1162%251%1
Ngardmau344730792943293585%371%2291%380%1
Ngatpang327929522909290289%542%3472%570%1
Ngchesar441840694008400091%772%4692%780%1
Ngeremlengui691962236094607688%952%5771%8180%2
Ngiwal178016191607160390%231%1191%240%1
Peleliu249719721967193177%432%270%1362%5
Sonsorol3930000%0-0-0-

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Palau

"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)
Aimeliik456340833986219448042979238834571051
Airai61645196512127522934298123883561921
Angaur8607287313231082414213411672809
Hatohobei1010000000
Kayangel2130000000
Koror83845524540631432669098505812123
Melekeok2562215521531127997165979221273483
Ngaraard34983100309015884773061517012792337
Ngarchelong124496592241111010589588819301
Ngardmau34473079294315656512006111151593516
Ngatpang32792952290915898293286318262901482
Ngchesar44184069400822824044559125334116554
Ngeremlengui691962236094333456157568319847071312
Ngiwal178016191607856794134897491138263
Peleliu2497197219677281961917610653052016
Sonsorol3930000000

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Palau

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)
Aimeliik45634083398611969892932344513031886573
Airai61645196512115012512892344513031943502
Angaur86072873117624124213170732911532
Hatohobei1010000000
Kayangel2130000000
Koror8384552454061714509310496527644367
Melekeok2562215521536152712859055503695264
Ngaraard349831003090866442280167029281523184
Ngarchelong12449659222242422325777321447164
Ngardmau34473079294385399227710942608869281
Ngatpang327929522909867180294179269961582263
Ngchesar44184069400812449483062486813822245302
Ngeremlengui69196223609418188512923140317452568716
Ngiwal1780161916074673422897356409621144
Peleliu249719721967397198201104585811661099
Sonsorol3930000000

 

 

Archived forest data for Palau | Forest data for Palau

 

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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