Deforestation statistics for Saint Kitts and Nevis

Total land area: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Total land areaha
Land area27,245
Tree cover in 201813,907

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Saint Kitts and Nevis. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200013,473
20015,844
20105,79513,970
20185,77913,907
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
42%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
51.0%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Saint Kitts and Nevis by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200146
2002320
2003534
2004426
2005526
2006820
2007311
2008923
2009637
2010617
2011312
2012410
201334
201423
201501
201638
201705
201813
Primary loss 2002-201865
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
260
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
25.2%
Percent loss
2001-2018
1.1%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
5.45 26
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
2.05 6

 

Biodiversity data: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Species count by taxa for Saint Kitts and Nevis. 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
Birds199
Amphibians3
Reptiles1
Fishes461
Mammals
Vascular plants

 

Conservation data: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Data on threatened species in Saint Kitts and Nevis as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)
Threatened birds (2018)
Threatened fishes (2018)
Threatened higher plants (2018)

 

Protected areas data: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Data on threatened species in Saint Kitts and Nevis 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
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Saint Kitts and Nevis

"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)
10272451460353.60%1447053.10%1442452.90%3022.10%17266
15272451420852.10%1443053.00%1438452.80%2992.10%17256
20272451397251.30%1435952.70%1431352.50%2982.10%17256
25272451377350.60%1426952.40%1422352.20%2982.20%17256
30272451347349.50%1397051.30%1392451.10%2982.20%17256
50272451257446.20%1246745.80%1242245.60%2782.20%15236
75272451092240.10%1072239.40%1068139.20%2522.30%14215

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Saint Kitts and Nevis

"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)
1027245146031447048952075607231151028165712
1527245142081443048316395583531021023805688
2027245139721435947925815575230971022265679
2527245137731426947592575565130921020385669
3027245134731397047104295537230761015285640
502724512574124674552481540503003991085506
752724510922107224154285507812821931025172

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Saint Kitts and Nevis

"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)
Christ Church Nichola Town179910551124112162%222%1192%230%-
Saint Anne Sandy Point139067171971952%71%-71%100%-
Saint George Basseterre317166257157018%386%2376%410%-
Saint George Gingerland192771076476240%193%1172%220%-
Saint James Windward322119611991198562%261%1201%260%1
Saint John Capisterre219114451577157472%70%-40%-30%-
Saint John Figtree2327102699198842%232%1202%230%-
Saint Mary Cayon145757267667646%92%192%100%-
Saint Paul Capisterre147937841941728%123%1103%120%-
Saint Paul Charlestown38319118618649%84%-84%100%-
Saint Peter Basseterre198048762862732%143%1133%110%-
Saint Thomas Lowland183814301337131572%967%5745%7222%3
Saint Thomas Middle Island250318941950195078%80%-80%100%-
Trinity Palmetto Point15799911037103465%91%161%130%-

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Saint Kitts and Nevis

"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)
Christ Church Nichola Town1799105511243774587798433640174
Saint Anne Sandy Point1390671719241999255914223329
Saint George Basseterre3171662571177937962853593535
Saint George Gingerland19277107642195677409412618153
Saint James Windward3221196119916844127860437595239
Saint John Capisterre2191144515775428913387188212159
Saint John Figtree232710269912769537837435685123
Saint Mary Cayon1457572676183942318617729727
Saint Paul Capisterre1479378419125158360320029681
Saint Paul Charlestown3831911866628231901773182
Saint Peter Basseterre1980487628147273405522536649
Saint Thomas Lowland18381430133753167034155189826151001
Saint Thomas Middle Island250318941950746467336818728368
Trinity Palmetto Point157999110373884203493194247128

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Saint Kitts and Nevis

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)
Christ Church Nichola Town179910551124205886195425323634995
Saint Anne Sandy Point139067171913200019713967812716
Saint George Basseterre317166257197057147525029251019
Saint George Gingerland1927710764119764169404222533784
Saint James Windward3221196119913733151904288238325130
Saint John Capisterre219114451577296122205184510311686
Saint John Figtree23271026991151065147427423737467
Saint Mary Cayon145757267610033217517369616214
Saint Paul Capisterre147937841968268180196410916144
Saint Paul Charlestown383191186361541891740971731
Saint Peter Basseterre198048762880331165221212320027
Saint Thomas Lowland1838143013372900022031863110351426546
Saint Thomas Middle Island250318941950407164215183510215437
Trinity Palmetto Point15799911037211865214190610613570

 

 

Archived forest data for Saint Kitts and Nevis | Forest data for Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

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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