Deforestation statistics for Singapore



Total land area: Singapore

Total land areaha
Land area70,811
Tree cover in 201819,526

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Singapore

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Singapore. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200018,935
2001844
201084420,819
201884319,526
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
4%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
27.6%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Singapore

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Singapore by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200145
20020124
2003019
2004037
2005037
2006056
2007075
2008036
20090178
2010044
2011074
2012093
2013027
20140191
20150155
20160156
20170263
20180290
Primary loss 2002-20181
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
1,855
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
0.1%
Percent loss
2001-2018
0.1%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
0.05 65
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
0.10 156

 

Biodiversity data: Singapore

Species count by taxa for Singapore. 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
Birds366
Amphibians29
Reptiles125
Fishes719
Mammals68
Vascular plants2282

 

Conservation data: Singapore

Data on threatened species in Singapore as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)14
Threatened birds (2018)22
Threatened fishes (2018)29
Threatened higher plants (2018)62

 

Protected areas data: Singapore

Data on threatened species in Singapore 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
5.6
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Singapore

"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)
10708112201731.10%2349833.20%2213031.30%20779.40%11571171
15708112054329.00%2241131.60%2108329.80%20349.90%11371166
20708112013128.40%2202531.10%2072729.30%19999.90%11170162
25708111954827.60%2149530.40%2020628.50%198910.20%11170161
30708111893526.70%2081929.40%1957027.60%194510.30%10870156
50708111689523.90%1822025.70%1710724.20%177210.50%9866139
75708111156516.30%1415920.00%1350419.10%115510.00%645082

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Singapore

"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)
1070811220172349859090512851701584352281029045
1570811205432241157079142819881566651698428721
2070811201312202556488152795111552851244128469
2570811195482149555617672781641545450997028332
3070811189352081954701992748471526950389227994
5070811168951822051140872589251438547470626373
7570811115651415939579771867811037734242319024

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Singapore

"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)
Central1348626912607247618%29111%161606%161315%16
East1032912431933169416%28523%16464%523912%30
North1320854295866558742%4278%241483%152795%35
North-East1045437854094390737%37510%211885%191875%23
West2333457876319590625%56710%321543%154137%52

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Singapore

"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)
Central134862691260773037580572447645744354
East103291243193328747766992372212276840
North13208542958661792023111686620541848731
North-East1045437854094108438192436513544685969
West233345787631915759431522068456449713405

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Singapore

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)
Central134862691260739838614843945244124952375
East10329124319331568061263654220306693731
North132085429586697746718060920338422824762
North-East104543785409459148115650417280124373256
West233345787631985960514983023461224537312

 

 

Archived forest data for Singapore | Forest data for Singapore

 

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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