Deforestation statistics for Peru

Total land area: Peru

Total land areaha
Land area129,441,215
Tree cover in 201876,967,686

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Peru

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Peru. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200078,145,162
200169,125,399
201068,429,41678,839,513
201867,318,45976,967,686
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
87%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
59.5%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Peru

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Peru by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200186,077
200246,05980,519
200343,73373,944
200462,035101,430
200597,399101,430
200658,81388,990
200777,992115,867
200888,797126,728
2009120,186178,077
2010100,970142,451
201188,886125,378
2012177,236275,705
2013142,870209,481
2014133,107205,609
2015104,864166,615
2016142,720231,145
2017181,090303,547
2018140,185211,896
Primary loss 2002-20181,806,941
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
2,738,812
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
66.0%
Percent loss
2001-2018
2.6%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
77,331.47 109,551
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
138,869.66 216,172

 

Biodiversity data: Peru

Species count by taxa for Peru. 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
Birds1858
Amphibians572
Reptiles495
Fishes1573
Mammals467
Vascular plants17144

 

Conservation data: Peru

Data on threatened species in Peru as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)53
Threatened birds (2018)119
Threatened fishes (2018)52
Threatened higher plants (2018)328

 

Protected areas data: Peru

Data on threatened species in Peru 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
21.3
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Peru

"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)
101294412157914143061.10%7996492361.80%7822728060.40%28968903.70%160938115925217205
151294412157878038560.90%7968295161.60%7794760860.20%28941203.70%160784115878216918
201294412157851265060.70%7959250061.50%7785935260.20%28913363.70%160630115819216644
251294412157831066260.50%7935410061.30%7762259560.00%28892943.70%160516115779216438
301294412157814516260.40%7883951360.90%7711013759.60%28866173.70%160368115724216172
501294412157688722559.40%7706886659.50%7535833758.20%28601533.70%158897114962213816
751294412157452693057.60%7518721258.10%7353043956.80%27870623.70%154837113029207097

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Peru

"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)
1012944121579141430799649234111245839874910159741616755137335297376297387
1512944121578780385796829514105348818774887697541604276137294119876274511
2012944121578512650795925004100944099874864389541591328137251384776250769
2512944121578310662793541004097673567474847717541582065137220814576233786
3012944121578145162788395134094872143874825767841569871137180576976211432
5012944121576887225770688664072278315274598247241443471136763452475979696
7512944121574526930751872124014669712973761056340978365135228601675127001

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Peru

"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)
Amazonas396359334967353532048347461388%995423%5,530421071%4,211574352%7,179
Ancash3598039838731608391604724%8251%464581%463670%46
Apurímac21142521173201894741881039%27702%15413991%14013711%171
Arequipa63359402689280927690%943%5542%5401%5
Ayacucho436307238394343869742531810%214076%1,18980282%803133793%1,672
Cajamarca329680711479241242884121394637%502814%2,793213432%2,134289382%3,617
Callao162980000%0-0-0-
Cusco723366136575533743185369114351%843842%4,688323421%3,234520421%6,505
Huancavelica2212690846051193241177435%26133%14510321%10315811%198
Huánuco371503722795472360009215072458%35176615%19,5431424816%14,2482092859%26,161
Ica21203716792920%00%-00%-00%-
Junín446991924375152487815238434253%1635267%9,085600532%6,0051034734%12,934
La Libertad253650322772031194330982512%37722%21016541%16521181%265
Lambayeque1430598750421117891101418%22993%1286511%6516481%206
Lima32395481652942021420151%150%190%160%1
Lima Province2712920220%0-0-00%-
Loreto3758295736881545368605263647372497%6242802%34,6822374781%23,7483868021%48,350
Madre de Dios844977283091538270128813072396%2228793%12,382834741%8,3471394052%17,426
Moquegua15779765082152140%51%-41%-10%-
Pasco239999517153831751318166634669%1341398%7,452491673%4,917849725%10,622
Piura359155954271359767458834216%180383%1,00287062%87193322%1,167
Puno728960715583901594828157542522%289692%1,60995661%957194031%2,425
San Martín504517646727804600027431672286%55454212%30,8082712376%27,1242833056%35,413
Tacna160483915369690%00%-00%-00%-
Tumbes46552513257214187314134030%9811%554480%455330%67
Ucayali105161891032090310279924994598495%5194905%28,8611855502%18,5553339403%41,743

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Peru

"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)
Amazonas396359334967353532048159460309344197230245540218019303272242
Ancash35980398387316083921286924252865140481430913721
Apurímac211425211732018947431034052802853446033875251917
Arequipa63359402689280973319634131189621491581
Ayacucho43630723839434386971131821146791526377307266275516098
Cajamarca32968071147924124288430654166114336107796450634010999501
Callao162980000000
Cusco723366136575533743185158132370437031835205732414646192798206
Huancavelica22126908460511932421633413754261419033073055870
Huánuco3715037227954723600099264834831773864299854802744655812865107
Ica21203716792162390000
Junín44699192437515248781595466950967226945373483025866985169996
La Libertad2536503227720311943592574981084868602704860874849
Lambayeque14305987504211178916116398617303342951506358334
Lima3239548165294202140955467765431522319
Lima Province27129202250000
Loreto37582957368815453686052620798158263313523792174179881225202223875447
Madre de Dios8449772830915382701285010441555122516832680649146506879501245
Moquegua1577976508215119937217512118344
Pasco23999951715383175131876465298169124746384026426364125345078
Piura35915595427135976741215524444713465261859235902294306
Puno72896071558390159482865055846811947520663751398418995417
San Martín5045176467278046000271875586100243903180135501771236812915027737
Tacna1604839153693580945350
Tumbes4655251325721418732996515818177010098892311568
Ucayali105161891032090310279924606667386825536812614187118921024420408211

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Peru

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)
Amazonas3963593349673535320488697835042492410758113393109828711784859
Ancash35980398387316083911611048138137926766378057485
Apurímac211425211732018947416927666144437916243292113728318
Arequipa6335940268928093999251491861910341172862
Ayacucho4363072383943438697617356981613704465205804145240281508
Cajamarca3296807114792412428841672045431457819694434427345823545183
Callao162980000000
Cusco7233661365755337431858625402022362019917711221777988831526294
Huancavelica22126908460511932411800042139411413228561676230475
Huánuco37150372279547236000950535462622296756230537534640617597017331
Ica2120371679288571330000
Junín44699192437515248781552072882421336669244203718014109262819998
La Libertad253650322772031194332322269142591746328752651340827
Lambayeque143059875042111789879076311733671218706821631819
Lima3239548165294202122339351354236235285174
Lima Province27129202140000
Loreto375829573688154536860526113444499623071710129739500721668292113022971
Madre de Dios844977283091538270128273296812232966827361371263125367385182497
Moquegua1577976508215654201281184669924
Pasco23999951715383175131841708344424337704407209468914380432915497
Piura3591559542713597674663013341222570985142833128674160531
Puno7289607155839015948283548500732276516832362046217319542955
San Martín5045176467278046000271023046964219133038102739100667462528196948
Tacna1604839153691953312724120
Tumbes4655251325721418731634463212399146550848676310
Ucayali10516189103209031027992433090948383211392917057738428502376911131752

 

 

Archived forest data for Peru | Forest data for Peru

 

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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