Deforestation statistics for Philippines

Total land area: Philippines

Total land areaha
Land area29,787,012
Tree cover in 201817,739,198

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Philippines

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Philippines. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200018,686,243
20014,582,569
20104,524,03318,478,534
20184,447,21717,739,198
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
25%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
59.6%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Philippines

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Philippines by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200135,304
20023,49532,432
20034,27035,263
20047,07848,741
20056,33348,741
20067,14457,629
20078,75366,705
20085,65638,816
20096,94661,125
20108,861103,061
20114,91933,370
20126,88959,818
201310,83559,088
201411,476102,859
20156,47766,092
201613,387129,572
201713,610114,712
20189,22170,764
Primary loss 2002-2018135,352
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
1,128,788
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
12.0%
Percent loss
2001-2018
3.0%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
6,504.00 52,782
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
9,601.98 79,534

 

Biodiversity data: Philippines

Species count by taxa for Philippines. 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
Birds593
Amphibians114
Reptiles350
Fishes3339
Mammals190
Vascular plants8931

 

Conservation data: Philippines

Data on threatened species in Philippines as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)38
Threatened birds (2018)93
Threatened fishes (2018)91
Threatened higher plants (2018)254

 

Protected areas data: Philippines

Data on threatened species in Philippines 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
15.3
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Philippines

"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)
10297870121989339066.80%1970694066.20%1904856463.90%11903976.00%661335320282297
15297870121947583165.40%1916591064.30%1851424362.20%11826776.10%657045310181458
20297870121925510264.60%1904098363.90%1839284761.70%11783786.10%654655302481017
25297870121908284664.10%1879119763.10%1814483460.90%11761276.20%653405297680795
30297870121868624362.70%1847853462.00%1784225959.90%11652856.20%647385290179534
50297870121749507258.70%1690164956.70%1628482454.70%11386016.50%632565217877103
75297870121417227947.60%1394166646.80%1343175645.10%9890497.00%549474791463739

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Philippines

"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)
1029787012198933901970694078892207562620591951455884448044174226691208
1529787012194758311916591078027800082611152591450640347871110626595061
2029787012192551021904098377557271562605863621447702047774142826541190
2529787012190828461879119777195734492602995321446108547721572126511985
3029787012186862431847853476290631192588644251438135747458473826365819
5029787012174950721690164973350393892552024721417791546787110125992839
7529787012141722791394166663137241922298360961276867242136596123409220

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Philippines

"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)
Abra39952726842726033725847965%41312%23022731%22718581%232
Agusan del Norte30070524038324497523436678%165187%91859092%591106094%1,326
Agusan del Sur86128577951377260670722982%10367513%5,760382985%3,830653778%8,172
Aklan16829411629711585811443268%32103%17817842%17814261%178
Albay25380917166117472717300668%75614%42058403%58417211%215
Antique27565415373315280715204355%27842%15520201%2027640%96
Apayao39265535191034657332553883%3568410%1,982146494%1,465210356%2,629
Aurora30572927632827398327037388%97794%54361692%61736101%451
Basilan13864712528612365111911886%85627%47640293%40345334%567
Bataan13296171089741707361055%16112%9010511%1055601%70
Batanes2108311677110651076051%5665%312612%263053%38
Batangas32519115262115481315281847%62214%34642263%42319951%249
Benguet26529019531018751118681670%26721%14819771%1986950%87
Biliran5399643962445514399481%10062%564491%455571%70
Bohol40183120370220516920314451%49072%27328821%28820251%253
Bukidnon91401949608848565947336752%214304%1,19191382%914122923%1,537
Bulacan25767812476812346712175547%47764%26530642%30617121%214
Cagayan88626052754451625249950556%378547%2,103211074%2,111167473%2,093
Camarines Norte21291117105816958816621278%71044%39537282%37333762%422
Camarines Sur53466535006035449734927865%124964%69472772%72852191%652
Camiguin2470221101223262224690%2081%121281%13800%10
Capiz26722610734310722810338139%61526%34223052%23138474%481
Catanduanes14863413134013118812979587%43693%24329762%29813931%174
Cavite12583149274507335019140%14383%808962%905421%68
Cebu49264821375518045317716936%88774%49355933%55932842%411
Compostela Valley42637536346535891133776079%3514510%1,953139944%1,399211516%2,644
Davao Oriental51484345341245225842005882%4463710%2,480124373%1,244322007%4,025
Davao del Norte35069424621425228824163769%174967%97268453%685106514%1,331
Davao del Sur60742638822337329736524560%155554%86475032%75080522%1,007
Dinagat Islands8191361508624056118975%23904%13311742%11712162%152
Eastern Samar43118740005539787838056488%243906%1,35570762%708173144%2,164
Guimaras6120323521225362197136%10184%574532%455653%71
Ifugao25192714199413204512953751%55614%30930532%30525082%314
Ilocos Norte34011618501218344718249954%23661%13114181%1429481%119
Ilocos Sur25270613710613220213167552%13081%737811%785270%66
Iloilo47595114994914543814060230%88546%49240183%40248363%605
Isabela103322552132251924950542049%311416%1,730173123%1,731138293%1,729
Kalinga29098619850219753119244266%87714%48736822%36850893%636
La Union14768175503682286789946%8691%485401%543290%41
Laguna27230712051211767111583143%68936%38350534%50518402%230
Lanao del Norte28612421534721771021272674%82414%45832572%32649842%623
Lanao del Sur39091528694427965927231970%136075%75662672%62773403%918
Leyte56027141047841152338235168%361849%2,01070122%701291727%3,647
Maguindanao48258720915521838621226744%126116%70164923%64961193%765
Marinduque9375072813737017286178%22613%12614212%1428401%105
Masbate40382515430715457715235538%63444%35241223%41222221%278
Metropolitan Manila568293062362836086%692%4492%5201%3
Misamis Occidental19111614049014196713963273%48653%27025302%25323352%292
Misamis Oriental33537921087921458621133663%56913%31624411%24432502%406
Mountain Province21394615991615543415339372%52483%29232072%32120411%255
Negros Occidental78578622091622350922025328%67953%37835392%35432561%407
Negros Oriental50269719819818777818533437%72794%40448352%48424441%306
North Cotabato63884728314327476426274741%200337%1,11380163%802120174%1,502
Northern Samar34243430007330208929564486%129664%72065212%65264452%806
Nueva Ecija55071415919516497616278530%54343%30232432%32421911%274
Nueva Vizcaya39425925905724982324570462%106484%59265293%65341192%515
Occidental Mindoro59390234016933518532351854%186715%1,03770042%700116673%1,458
Oriental Mindoro42649828792229517328309266%197607%1,09876793%768120814%1,510
Palawan146507011871971164782108280774%14054112%7,808585665%5,857819757%10,247
Pampanga22706635528451014460220%13814%778822%884991%62
Pangasinan52358313512012692512597024%27042%15017491%1759551%119
Quezon84209270353970363668921182%408516%2,270264264%2,643144252%1,803
Quirino31088223396322796222081471%151936%84480453%80571483%894
Rizal12789276545771937554759%36495%20320033%20016462%206
Romblon134104101174968859473871%49835%27728363%28421472%268
Samar54789746807645365543776780%307027%1,706148143%1,481158884%1,986
Sarangani32581021268320094119546560%114215%63559453%59554763%685
Siquijor3249014205143071420444%2162%121131%111031%13
Sorsogon20096915556315656815442277%43113%24021651%21721461%268
South Cotabato43680622630722372721730450%124996%69460763%60864233%803
Southern Leyte16987614757014634814527886%36082%20025382%25410701%134
Sultan Kudarat44650825514625192924209254%187707%1,04389334%89398374%1,230
Sulu15873912898812691212515479%44503%24726922%26917581%220
Surigao del Norte21263516081816127915871875%41493%23115881%15925612%320
Surigao del Sur43394539192238932836701785%361769%2,010138654%1,387223116%2,789
Tarlac30333679571840658136227%42175%23415142%15127033%338
Tawi-Tawi1202181035711000059336378%1214912%67555075%55166427%830
Zambales36772517770117798217582748%48753%27127202%27221551%269
Zamboanga Sibugay27364118789518038117112163%1815310%1,00988935%88992605%1,158
Zamboanga del Norte64288245438944878041840465%5343412%2,969230585%2,306303767%3,797
Zamboanga del Sur53319631618031580430619357%201616%1,120105503%1,05596113%1,201

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Philippines

"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)
Abra39952726842726033711468668917794549885910271694037
Agusan del Norte3007052403832449751024205057069548392753269371546980
Agusan del Sur86128577951377260635250671946339512257441717519523602499
Aklan168294116297115858450728611256634698137250766446
Albay25380917166117472765554223316292617571824813385199
Antique275654153733152807602799911106890614948034937925
Apayao392655351910346573166542469143496977972056333351002043
Aurora3057292763282739831266598244190847232825269960186406
Basilan138647125286123651515769873770141209452180467245684
Bataan132961710897417029733307672870373824528327505
Batanes2108311677110654567410224858124921079214618
Batangas32519115262115481353490781213185611843614553084570
Benguet265290195310187511843571551174339652418844436238
Biliran53996439624455118758726429719238731919329724
Bohol4018312037022051696825425617683769824310524589491
Bukidnon9140194960884856591956404628162654453481370827556799
Bulacan25767812476812346753885192192242210680112496684096
Cagayan88626052754451625222520491514052592780700789878769227
Camarines Norte212911171058169588655574572818014156556151383163024
Camarines Sur5346653500603544971331350534931659273981292564250753
Camiguin247022110122326863530982776459952283813
Capiz26722610734310722837660876225666212537091450167771
Catanduanes14863413134013118860310036202493211249614167976017
Cavite125831492745073316557287495234275133179022167
Cebu492648213755180453671513823076752170931199036135799
Compostela Valley426375363465358911156135727151140998396726373811092537
Davao Oriental5148434534124522582088608642006811911148965853111776876
Davao del Norte350694246214252288924429726816650378703287308492946
Davao del Sur6074263882233732971523644346002761333487311985360364
Dinagat Islands819136150862405275014501093264607375387469315
Eastern Samar43118740005539787817275138410289628571646326012878689
Guimaras6120323521225367273144344090191161602622978
Ifugao251927141994132045559238182123292117961122006112904
Ilocos Norte34011618501218344781641168974854541596033246442
Ilocos Sur25270613710613220258425230588208326783645627956
Iloilo475951149949145438524717833297717183207156792216225
Isabela103322552132251924925331245212796960710942721656697550
Kalinga290986198502197531845581323309680183871144929232549
La Union147681755036822830550862371128206182349917017
Laguna27230712051211767146602704275713015317420524788083
Lanao del Norte286124215347217710857043563361220186734139778245430
Lanao del Sur3909152869442796591310510596325903351439296129420576
Leyte560271410478411523166439328150571318365072952061513134
Maguindanao482587209155218386704061694668439259358243345279373
Marinduque93750728137370126496234850907472735459238123
Masbate40382515430715457751323846227578612643315061796202
Metropolitan Manila56829306236289460461983011021542551
Misamis Occidental19111614049014196753683168183896010216499524105465
Misamis Oriental33537921087921458682725197224112312450799317155994
Mountain Province21394615991615543468422737204597211366512736596540
Negros Occidental785786220916223509770142842579784143321142423144445
Negros Oriental502697198198187778688104072752637152924187548109645
North Cotabato6388472831432747641020252307516843417602318248541795
Northern Samar3424343000733020891237507695603185311288293139333975
Nueva Ecija550714159195164976669628102198472122137131539110385
Nueva Vizcaya3942592590572498231039230144378561243253281299195697
Occidental Mindoro5939023401693351851302939146849922380551267780521516
Oriental Mindoro4264982879222951731028294417160603397811290777531604
Palawan14650701187197116478249912949954493224302740124157063792021
Pampanga22706635528451019921786401220222902544918341
Pangasinan523583135120126925480323011064944591647094644436
Quezon842092703539703636280369897165531129196171085424712359
Quirino3108822339632279621015305156155925341996338088346880
Rizal1278927654577193294315351444492802508350376183
Romblon13410410117496885434692662080179115566120699109148
Samar54789746807645365519672052812457429692079627798772432
Sarangani325810212683200941853625694726264262570263346261600
Siquijor324901420514307464417777777432141074588
Sorsogon2009691555631565686111200217669479816490283108015
South Cotabato436806226307223727895567984804385266910248970289336
Southern Leyte1698761475701463486589697816585149214011801459796
Sultan Kudarat4465082551462519291041916127478573415476374772466356
Sulu1587391289881269124886995816020048900010541168487
Surigao del Norte21263516081816127968012347180821710045770910137390
Surigao del Sur433945391922389328177783409160792138932906373981213154
Tarlac30333679571840653174108417245439580863710135931
Tawi-Tawi120218103571100005397521224798830266602219673325263
Zambales367725177701177982758242452119913117773120018114966
Zamboanga Sibugay273641187895180381668736167279789404433377516438079
Zamboanga del Norte64288245438944878018162912423010217127834510318091586516
Zamboanga del Sur5331963161803158041173837468074805448600449743447172

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Philippines

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)
Abra39952726842726033762556378233970607539235602651293
Agusan del Norte300705240383244975558657312323856119214229146930298352
Agusan del Sur8612857795137726061922763942472527608914042279556101964999
Aklan16829411629711585824585197211685424380793954936242
Albay2538091716611747273575684820817252299584613534546473
Antique27565415373315280732879994214603762335424382720686
Apayao392655351910346573908413472587827105434839345456546569
Aurora305729276328273983690871772502285923126996147251101677
Basilan13864712528612365128132900224205644211424798437134009
Bataan132961710897417016218170228367016203902470015003
Batanes2108311677110652491314213122652681458867974
Batangas325191152621154813291767861911162839646027938046129
Benguet26529019531018751146012993236640550355864824219766
Biliran53996439624455110232033233234382130211046816212
Bohol40183120370220516937229598183964570535875740748812
Bukidnon9140194960884856591067129792154452351247353202269303708
Bulacan257678124768123467293919232361048601582566816345871
Cagayan8862605275445162521228390432337665057425837430842419579
Camarines Norte212911171058169588357586142091537099853948257288922
Camarines Sur534665350060354497726191192072690002149445159581136774
Camiguin247022110122326471016922345154250928522080
Capiz267226107343107228205422971911230906683844988291511
Catanduanes148634131340131188328963832501104506613617728041464
Cavite12583149274507339031247183270118150071734012090
Cebu4926482137551804533662802917116782299323510856574072
Compostela Valley426375363465358911851649412348244050458003347662595929
Davao Oriental51484345341245225811392410925110946245608125319261969205
Davao del Norte350694246214252288504234392053718173206565156714268880
Davao del Sur607426388223373297831078732143274220181901170173196562
Dinagat Islands81913615086240515000791244596328331292938637808
Eastern Samar431187400055397878942280282355612531311807177825479285
Guimaras612032352122536396716916918768410427874212533
Ifugao251927141994132045305039022151158162643426654961584
Ilocos Norte34011618501218344744531546241531729295413290725332
Ilocos Sur25270613710613220231868310233320838178241988515249
Iloilo4759511499491454382862097519117987529993185523117940
Isabela10332255213225192491381704272656980162387787393631380482
Kalinga29098619850219753146122618232180528110029379052126845
La Union14768175503682281666410822120243311246128189282
Laguna2723071205121176712541965521115038868354911195248046
Lanao del Norte28612421534721771046747830217183340410185676244133871
Lanao del Sur390915286944279659714823992493450493191694161525229405
Leyte560271410478411523907850902218212985456277161022825346
Maguindanao482587209155218386384033611842546413141467132734152385
Marinduque93750728137370114452492199464131257852977820794
Masbate403825154307154577279948271811241342689638215552475
Metropolitan Manila568293062362851602616810817601841301
Misamis Occidental191116140490141967292817262091003068557265428557527
Misamis Oriental335379210879214586451228352141222430679135417385087
Mountain Province213946159916155434373214932331115986619996947252658
Negros Occidental785786220916223509420077931901407159781767768678788
Negros Oriental5026971981981877783753295018915014428341310229959806
North Cotabato638847283143274764556501251964100093227783173590295525
Northern Samar342434300073302089675004192253056278169793159894182168
Nueva Ecija550714159195164976365251672291199175666217174960211
Nueva Vizcaya394259259057249823566852792192388305132684153436106743
Occidental Mindoro593902340169335185710694082093736325207574146062284463
Oriental Mindoro426498287922295173560887881953905793216989158606289967
Palawan14650701187197116478227225245422929723582165131013176582068376
Pampanga22706635528451015411881152218848121581388110005
Pangasinan52358313512012692526199436194580898322723869824240
Quezon8420927035397036361529290342179028978501610592050388560
Quirino310882233963227962553802802363357781186543184412189208
Rizal127892765457719316053564210787902437724554741554
Romblon13410410117496885237105092341134630630356583559535
Samar5478974680764536551073021092296794957377498342435421326
Sarangani325810212683200941465614022192577965143220143644142691
Siquijor324901420514307253318817842420235722402502
Sorsogon20096915556315656833333822214963796535444924658917
South Cotabato436806226307223727488491642162620570145587135802157819
Southern Leyte16987614757014634835943806244904637502586437132616
Sultan Kudarat446508255146251929568317922234079222226623204422254376
Sulu15873912898812691226656340207873824485465749737357
Surigao del Norte21263516081816127937097645231986290547943867874939
Surigao del Sur433945391922389328969727702478770485487249347672661721
Tarlac303336795718406517313319218940666522593475174144
Tawi-Tawi120218103571100005216829772092617546145419119821177417
Zambales367725177701177982413586782331156314642406546562708
Zamboanga Sibugay273641187895180381364765181943970796220600205918238952
Zamboanga del Norte6428824543894487809907043221812551028697279562805865373
Zamboanga del Sur533196316180315804640274962024404445244691245315243912

 

 

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