Deforestation statistics for Rwanda



Rwanda: Demographic data

Population (2022)12,952,218
Annual population growth rate (2022)2.60%
Population density (people/sq km)525
Net migration-9,000
Fertility rate4.1
Median age20
Urban population share18%


Rwanda: Land cover and land use change data
Land area (sq km): 24,670
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 497,886
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 20.20%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 37,666
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 7.60%
Tropical primary forest
Primary forest extent in 2001 (ha): 53,731
Primary forest extent as % of land area: 2.20%
Primary forest extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 10.80%

Primary forest loss from 2002-20 (ha): 443
Primary forest loss from 2002-20 as % of 2001 primary forest cover: 0.80%

Primary forest extent in 2020 (ha): 53,288
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of land area: 2.20%
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of 2000 tree cover area: 11%


Rwanda: Annual forest and tree cover data



Rwanda: Tropical primary forest loss by year All figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2002: 5
2003: 29
2004: 7
2005: 14
2006: 39
2007: 9
2008: 27
2009: 13
2010: 24
2011: 7
2012: 7
2013: 15
2014: 34
2015: 9
2016: 23
2017: 14
2018: 40
2019: 14
2020: 113


Rwanda: Tree cover loss by year 30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 1,517
2002: 941
2003: 1,061
2004: 1,122
2005: 822
2006: 746
2007: 1,430
2008: 1,101
2009: 1,382
2010: 2,450
2011: 926
2012: 1,090
2013: 2,473
2014: 2,889
2015: 2,217
2016: 2,778
2017: 2,729
2018: 4,291
2019: 2,516
2020: 3,187




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 1)

Sub-national admin area 1Tree cover extent
(2001)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Amajyaruguru58,1113692907901,5072,9565.1%
Amajyepfo96,9019191,5362,0373,2707,7628.0%
Iburasirazuba92,2581,3841,9661,0731,0165,4395.9%
Iburengerazuba247,8152,6973,1855,6419,61721,1408.5%
Umujyi wa Kigali2,80193132559037013.2%




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Tree cover extent
(2000)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
AmajyaruguruBurera228015062.8%
AmajyaruguruMusanze1,39124147261.9%
AmajyepfoMuhanga110000111.1%
AmajyepfoNyamagabe5,23322516250.5%
AmajyepfoNyaruguru9,2699141447850.9%
IburengerazubaKarongi966010350.5%
IburengerazubaNyabihu1,078017090.8%
IburengerazubaNyamasheke15,475184912361160.7%
IburengerazubaRubavu1000000.0%
IburengerazubaRusizi19,978234015931710.9%




Primary forest loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Primary forest extent
(2000)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-05)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2006-10)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2011-15)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2016-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
%
Amajyaruguru1,61925197332.0%
Amajyepfo14,612111719641110.8%
Iburengerazuba37,4994291341332990.8%




Primary forest loss by year at the subnational area (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Primary forest extent
(2001)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-05)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2006-10)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2011-15)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2016-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
%
AmajyaruguruBurera228015062.8%
AmajyaruguruMusanze1,39124147261.9%
AmajyepfoMuhanga110000111.1%
AmajyepfoNyamagabe5,23322516250.5%
AmajyepfoNyaruguru9,2699141447850.9%
IburengerazubaKarongi966010350.5%
IburengerazubaNyabihu1,078017090.8%
IburengerazubaNyamasheke15,475184912361160.7%
IburengerazubaRubavu1000000.0%
IburengerazubaRusizi19,978234015931710.9%


 

2019 forest data for Rwanda | Archived forest data for Rwanda | Forest data for Rwanda

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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