Deforestation statistics for Saint Lucia

Total land area: Saint Lucia

Total land areaha
Land area62,209
Tree cover in 201849,750

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Saint Lucia

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Saint Lucia. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200051,137
200113,935
201013,89450,293
201813,79049,750
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
28%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
80.0%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Saint Lucia

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Saint Lucia by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200131
2002210
2003219
2004741
2005641
2006298
2007549
2008455
2009756
20109100
20111763
20121167
2013236
2014343
201506
201642109
20171884
2018935
Primary loss 2002-2018145
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
912
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
15.9%
Percent loss
2001-2018
1.0%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
4.65 50
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
12.88 55

 

Biodiversity data: Saint Lucia

Species count by taxa for Saint Lucia. 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
Birds208
Amphibians4
Reptiles3
Fishes495
Mammals
Vascular plants

 

Conservation data: Saint Lucia

Data on threatened species in Saint Lucia 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 Lucia

Data on threatened species in Saint Lucia 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 Lucia

"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)
10622095293385.10%5109682.10%5064981.40%9631.80%545256
15622095229884.10%5104582.10%5059981.30%9601.80%535156
20622095188283.40%5089581.80%5045181.10%9581.80%535156
25622095154282.90%5078081.60%5033780.90%9551.90%535155
30622095113782.20%5029380.80%4985080.10%9551.90%535155
50622094963579.80%4772876.70%4729176.00%9421.90%525155
75622094551173.20%4381070.40%4340469.80%8841.90%494851

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Saint Lucia

"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)
10622095293351096200191741999531110936656920365
15622095229851045199090821997391109736617720343
20622095188250895198334821994921108336572620318
25622095154250780197730881993541107536547620304
30622095113750293197002381991831106636516720287
50622094963547728194048421977011098336245220136
75622094551143810183213671903521057534897719388

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Saint Lucia

"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)
Anse-la-Raye447441084069402890%692%4281%3411%5
Canaries227421952179217095%171%180%190%1
Castries958775497397731776%1672%9871%9801%10
Choiseul278622302173216778%171%1110%160%1
Dennery860072077248715783%2033%111122%11911%11
Gros Islet1016481107666758675%2133%121332%13801%10
Laborie354630662975296184%522%3381%4140%2
Micoud1059985788547847280%1111%6360%4751%9
Soufrière547051785113508893%591%3341%3250%3
Vieux Fort470929162926290462%472%3251%3221%3
574118581833181332%483%3282%3201%3

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Saint Lucia

"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)
Anse-la-Raye44744108406916470152486313818951990
Canaries2274219521799574237724429377494
Castries958775497397297430364198356733693813
Choiseul2786223021738444687169398463317
Dennery860072077248280181081720454044634636
Gros Islet1016481107666308525579631442450173683
Laborie35463066297511513491882010461377632
Micoud1059985788547297516639494219413363267
Soufrière547051785113226805125992144415071366
Vieux Fort47092916292699539815556864825913
57411858183344990811499639651624

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Saint Lucia

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)
Anse-la-Raye447441084069898372219135617534881085
Canaries2274219521795222302384213234206270
Castries958775497397162234721535015194518382080
Choiseul2786223021734606192073911217253173
Dennery860072077248152826021244574247624342529
Gros Islet1016481107666168286720743435241327362009
Laborie35463066297562800820510266570751345
Micoud105998578854716228181892154311977291782
Soufrière547051785113123711923914177788822745
Vieux Fort4709291629265429441868488472451498
5741185818332454051326272348355341

 

 

Archived forest data for Saint Lucia | Forest data for Saint Lucia

 

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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