Deforestation statistics for Paraguay



Total land area: Paraguay

Total land areaha
Land area40,026,495
Tree cover in 201817,188,453

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Paraguay

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Paraguay. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200024,330,311
20013,481,094
20102,943,54820,482,798
20182,534,49217,188,453
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
15%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
42.9%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Paraguay

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Paraguay by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
2001150,377
200250,508195,319
200374,443267,712
200465,084247,616
200557,705247,616
200627,949148,420
200785,752426,585
200853,657376,663
200949,611353,386
201072,835442,568
201164,119457,468
201283,806510,636
201353,487318,798
201438,156345,985
201528,271279,534
201645,863320,032
201770,056360,384
201825,298258,940
Primary loss 2002-2018946,602
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
5,557,662
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
17.0%
Percent loss
2001-2018
27.2%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
59,727.25 285,626
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
51,132.06 356,472

 

Biodiversity data: Paraguay

Species count by taxa for Paraguay. 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
Birds691
Amphibians80
Reptiles189
Fishes263
Mammals165
Vascular plants7851

 

Conservation data: Paraguay

Data on threatened species in Paraguay as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)10
Threatened birds (2018)27
Threatened fishes (2018)0
Threatened higher plants (2018)20

 

Protected areas data: Paraguay

Data on threatened species in Paraguay 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
14.3
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Paraguay

"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)
10400264952695461667.30%2240703856.00%1950236748.70%583462321.60%324146292995363084
15400264952648815666.20%2230988755.70%1941309848.50%581502122.00%323057291823362099
20400264952581026064.50%2179666754.50%1891184147.20%579002122.40%321668290520360603
25400264952504440562.60%2122575753.00%1835500945.90%576729323.00%320405289655358844
30400264952433031160.80%2048279851.20%1763102144.00%572330823.50%317962287153356472
50400264951401914835.00%1340657233.50%1193611029.80%338750624.20%188195191704183808
7540026495756225118.90%728159218.20%644623416.10%180798323.90%10044497263104420

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Paraguay

"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)
1040026495269546162240703836227176074535771862519873383155821246197678
1540026495264881562230988735834294894527563222515312983005330046114072
2040026495258102602179666735260678244516731322509295282806743146003746
2540026495250444052122575734612698714507020962503900582628720945904845
3040026495243303112048279834000439824489050682493917082299265945721814
5040026495140191481340657225346624123422123621901179862738928334854960
75400264957562251728159217381804202413628331340904644249853324583252

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Paraguay

"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)
Alto Paraguay777218267185905821506513970566%145495122%80,83177315012%77,31568180112%85,225
Alto Paraná142188446719339022536322826%9197720%5,1106498014%6,498269977%3,375
Amambay125540358412347784340081832%14810425%8,2287107912%7,1087702516%9,628
Asunción1302218181637155212%1046%6191%2855%11
Boquerón886606770650185546308414916847%234111533%130,06294397513%94,398139714025%174,643
Caaguazú129472657338649000843523134%13130223%7,2957652513%7,6535477711%6,847
Caazapá95709347436742958840215042%6147213%3,415340347%3,403274386%3,430
Canindeyú150623973404659254650228933%22879231%12,71113853519%13,8549025715%11,282
Central24354466246537615194021%38676%21520463%20518213%228
Concepción1880381102519185263279267942%15427915%8,571943269%9,433599537%7,494
Cordillera48395520748519024418286738%137267%76363493%63573774%922
Guairá38458518115115269914431938%2009611%1,116117166%1,17283805%1,048
Itapúa160908659945752533350443831%6238110%3,466414867%4,149208954%2,612
Misiones89683815831617173116960819%50533%28129302%29321231%265
Paraguarí87515427897626162625311229%152135%84566992%67085143%1,064
Presidente Hayes732293840295013511226324139644%68573517%38,09641590510%41,5912698308%33,729
San Pedro209379298660979358967701432%30328631%16,84918671119%18,67111657515%14,572
Ñeembucú114960617883822029621950719%18551%10310661%1077890%99

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Paraguay

"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)
Alto Paraguay777218267185905821506788965226186575146103652861010206710694309
Alto Paraná14218844671933902251163714702597264714429251854256928761
Amambay125540358412347784314216090839881287221562718635572655714
Asunción1302218181637296524174849713531744
Boquerón88660677065018554630858197550820053668911140927825630914746700
Caaguazú129472657338649000812589324335234367195746520535181837399
Caazapá95709347436742958810188680317510840972824996771942892
Canindeyú150623973404659254619194271764489803358276738446213255450
Central243544662465376110465818727565404203978841211
Concepción1880381102519185263223103821739362934218683024805341819700
Cordillera483955207485190244335888973034829168602148346193922
Guairá384585181151152699364064545134840285269317130245443
Itapúa16090865994575253331408061021808423510046801223448731220
Misiones89683815831617173124261300859077477274743848088
Paraguarí875154278976261626497978403382876187938151361233659
Presidente Hayes73229384029501351122657885418598965511549808460426814817337
San Pedro209379298660979358921727904082832917460182952088523843049
Ñeembucú114960617883822029628053730389612216452407518608

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Paraguay

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)
Alto Paraguay77721826718590582150643034466964101768265565379355102195833260
Alto Paraná142188446719339022563475348136141668877870491011412506596
Amambay12554035841234778437754231413321753431120852410164861448572
Asunción1302218181637161740899540530193952
Boquerón88660677065018554630831744118645109383646607686945034418043654
Caaguazú12947265733864900086866904212019218746106770811201001002218
Caazapá957093474367429588555746201179551367530632543693514305
Canindeyú150623973404659254610469602714335176254195423620970661775700
Central2435446624653761570863086396859220482170322479
Concepción188038110251918526321260208461232147068911928161353018992563
Cordillera483955207485190244183212188816553609196480916105775
Guairá384585181151152699198580681102800821155601172980133878
Itapúa1609086599457525333768033261289864117548007667335398846
Misiones8968381583161717311323343684468588260332587526230
Paraguarí8751542789762616262716245897184520710251282560127450
Presidente Hayes7322938402950135112263157386457853981186299895532960082627639
San Pedro209379298660979358911851584012045181593251008928411922096209
Ñeembucú11496061788382202961530203486212512118061313210149

 

 

Archived forest data for Paraguay | Forest data for Paraguay

 

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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