STATISTICS: Saint Lucia


Saint Lucia

27.9% —or about 17,000 hectares—of Saint Lucia is forested.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2000, Saint Lucia had no significant change or no reported in forest cover.








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Saint Lucia: Forest Cover, 2005
Total Land Area (ha)61,000
Total Forest Area (ha)17,000
Percent Forest Cover27.87%
Primary Forest Cover (ha)-
Primary Forest, % total forest-
Primary Forest, % total land-
Other wooded land (ha)5,000


Saint Lucia : Forest types
Tropical (% forest area)100%
Subtropical (% forest area)0%
Temperate (% forest area)0%
Boreal/polar (% forest area)0%


Saint Lucia: Breakdown of forest types, 2005
Primary forest (ha | %)--
Modified natural (ha | %)--
Semi-natural (ha | %)--
Production plantation (ha | %)--
Production plantation (ha | %)--


Saint Lucia: Change in Forest Cover
TOTAL FOREST COVER
Forest 1990 (ha)17,000
Forest 2000 (ha)17,000
Forest 2005 (ha)17,000
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)-0.00%
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Change in rate (%)#DIV/0!
PRIMARY FOREST COVER
Primary 1990 (ha)-
Primary 2000 (ha)-
Primary 2005 (ha)-
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)--
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)--
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)--
Change in rate (%)-
OTHER WOODED LAND
Other 1990 (ha)5,000
Other 2000 (ha)5,000
Other 2005 (ha)5,000
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)-0.00%
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Change in rate (%)#DIV/0!
PLANTATIONS
Other 1990 (ha)-
Other 2000 (ha)-
Other 2005 (ha)-
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)--
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)--
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)--
Change in rate (%)-
TOTAL DEGRADATION/CONSERVSION
Forest area+Wooded Area-Plantations
Other 1990 (ha)22,000
Other 2000 (ha)22,000
Other 2005 (ha)22,000
Annual Change 1990-2000 (ha | %)-0.00%
Annual Change 2000-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Total Change 1990-2005 (ha | %)-0.00%
Change in rate (%)#DIV/0!


Saint Lucia: Primary
Primary or "old-growth" vegetation
Primary Forest 2005 (ha)-
Other primary wooded land 2005 (ha)-
Other primary wooded land 2005 (ha)0
Undisturbed vegetation 2005 (% land area)0.00%


Saint Lucia: Forest designation
Ownership of forest land, 2000
Public (%)47.1%
Private (%)52.9%
Other (%)-
Ownership of other wooded land, 2000
Public (%)4.0%
Private (%)96.0%
Other (%)-
Designated functions of forest – primary function 2005
Production (%)-
Protection (%)-
Conservation (%)-
Social Services (%)-
Multiple Services (%)58.8%
None of Unknown (%)41.2%


Saint Lucia: Disturbances affecting forest land 2000
Forest Area annually affected by
Fire (%)-
Insects (ha)-
Diseases (ha)-
Other (ha)-


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Saint Lucia: Biodiversity - Plants
Growing stock composition
3 most common species
% of total growing stock
-
Growing stock composition
3 most common species
% of total growing stock
-
Number of Native tree species
Native tree species-
Number of tree species in IUCN red list
Critically Endangered0
Endangered2
Vulnerable4
Vascular Plant Species, 2004
Total
Number endemic
Number of Threatened Plant Species, 2004
Species threatened


Saint Lucia: Value of forests
Biomass stock in forest, 2005
Above-ground biomass (M t)-
Below-ground biomass (M t)-
Dead wood (M t)-
Total (M t)-
Carbon stock in forest, 2005
Carbon in above-ground biomass (M t)-
Carbon in below-ground biomass (M t)-
Carbon in dead wood (M t)-
Carbon in litter (M t)-
Soil carbon (M t)-
Change in growing stock 1990 - 2005
Annual change rate (1000 cubic m/yr)
1990-2000-
2000-2005-
Growing stock per hectare 1990 - 2005
Annual change rate ( cubic m/ha per yr)
1990-2000-
2000-2005-
Wood removal 2005
Industrial roundwood (1000 cubic m)-
Wood fuel (1000 cubic m)-
Total wood removal 2005 (1000 cubic m)-
Total wood removal 2005 (% of growing stock)-
Plant products 2005
Food (t)-
Fodder (t)-
Raw material for medicine and aromatic products (t)-
Raw material for colorants and dyes (t)-
Raw material for utensils, handicrafts & construction (t)-
Ornamental plants (t)-
Exudates (t)-
Other plant products (t)-
Animal products 2005
Living animals (units)-
Hides, skins and trophies (units)-
Wild honey and bee-wax (t)-
Bush meat (t)-
Raw material for medicine and aromatic products (t)-
Raw material for colorants and dyes (t)-
Other edible animal products (t)-
Other non-edible animal products (t)-
Value of wood and non-wood forest product removal 2005
Industrial roundwood (US$)-
Wood fuel (US$)-
Non-wood forest products (US$)-
Total value (US$)-
Total value ($USD/ha)$-
Employment in forestry 2000
Total people employed-


Saint Lucia : Production, trade and consumption of forest products, 2002
Woodfuel ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports0
Exports-
Consumption0
Industrial roundwood ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports7
Exports-
Consumption7
Sawnwood ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports15
Exports-
Consumption15
Wood-based panels ('000 cubic m), 2002
Production-
Imports7
Exports-
Consumption7
Pulp for paper ('000 metric tons), 2002
Production-
Imports0
Exports-
Consumption0
Paper and paperboard ('000 metric tons), 2002
Production-
Imports10
Exports0
Consumption10
Saint Lucia: Environment
Environment - current issuesdeforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Natural hazardshurricanes and volcanic activity


Saint Lucia: Land use / Resources
Land use (%)arable land: 6.56%
permanent crops: 22.95%
other: 70.49% (2001)
Natural resourcesforests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential


Saint Lucia: Economy
Economy - overview:Changes in the EU import preference regime and the increased competition from Latin American bananas have made economic diversification increasingly important in Saint Lucia. The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area, and the government is trying to revitalize the banana industry. Economic fundamentals remain solid, even though unemployment needs to be cut.
GDP - per capita$5,400 (2002 est.)
GDP - real growth rate (%)3.3% (2002 est.)
Agriculture - productsbananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa
GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 7%, industry: 20%, services: 73% (2002 est.)
Industries clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, tourism, lime processing, coconut processing
Economic aid - recipient$51.8 million (1995)
Debt - external$214 million (2000)
Population below poverty line (%)NA
Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 21.7%, industry, commerce, and manufacturing 24.7%, services 53.6% (2002 est.)


Saint Lucia: Population / Demographics
Population (July 2005)166,312
Population growth rate (%) (2005)1.28%
Population density (people/sq km) (2005)274.4
Percent rural (2003)69.5%
Median age (years)total: 24.81 years
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)2.21 (2005 est.)
Ethnic groups (%)black 90%, mixed 6%, East Indian 3%, white 1%


[an error occurred while processing this directive] Saint Lucia: Infrastructure
Telephones - main lines in use51,100 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular14,300 (2002)
Roadways (km)total: 1,210 km
paved: 63 km
unpaved: 1,147 km (1999 est.)


Saint Lucia: Health
Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 73.61 years
male: 70.05 years
female: 77.42 years (2005 est.)
Infant mortality rate13.53 deaths/1,000 live births
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

Saint Lucia : References & Data Sources


 Environment, Land use / Resources, Economy, Population / Demographics, Infrastructure, Health -- CIA World Factbook, 2005
 Forest Cover, Forest types, Breakdown of forest types, Change in Forest Cover, Primary forests, Forest designation, Disturbances affecting forest land, Value of forests, Production, trade and consumption of forest products -- The FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS's Global Forest Resources Assessment (2005) and the State of the World’s Forests (2005, 2003, 2001)
 Protected Areas, Plant and animal biodiversity -- United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). 2004. World Database on Protected Areas.
 Biosphere reservers -- United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Man and Biosphere Program. 2004. UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory.
 RAMSAR sites -- The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands . 2005. The Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
 World Resources Institute's EarthTrends web site
 The 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
 Population Data -- United Nations Population Fund
 With additional analysis by Rhett Butler of mongabay.com



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