Deforestation statistics for Solomon Islands

Total land area: Solomon Islands

Total land areaha
Land area2,882,164
Tree cover in 20182,620,792

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Solomon Islands

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Solomon Islands. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20002,753,830
20011,992,883
20101,966,7462,739,175
20181,893,8372,620,792
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
72%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
90.9%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Solomon Islands

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Solomon Islands by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20012,194
20022,1293,878
20031,2762,383
20042,2013,557
20053,8433,557
20062,4965,090
20073,0165,683
20084,8268,204
20093,1266,057
20103,2256,439
20113,0955,885
20125,2538,834
20135,5979,496
201410,32716,993
20159,28715,004
201611,67218,057
201714,32719,809
201813,35117,866
Primary loss 2002-201899,045
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
156,792
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
63.2%
Percent loss
2001-2018
5.0%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
2,904.10 4,704
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
9,113.55 13,993

 

Biodiversity data: Solomon Islands

Species count by taxa for Solomon Islands. 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
Birds245
Amphibians19
Reptiles99
Fishes973
Mammals69
Vascular plants3172

 

Conservation data: Solomon Islands

Data on threatened species in Solomon Islands as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)19
Threatened birds (2018)24
Threatened fishes (2018)24
Threatened higher plants (2018)16

 

Protected areas data: Solomon Islands

Data on threatened species in Solomon Islands 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
2.2
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Solomon Islands

"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)
102882164276254195.80%274937495.40%263720691.50%1622425.90%9013500714021
152882164275934495.70%274503695.20%263293091.40%1621665.90%9009500614013
202882164275739695.70%274385295.20%263181491.30%1620905.90%9005500514005
252882164275620495.60%274200395.10%263000691.30%1620485.90%9003500514000
302882164275383095.50%273917595.00%262723191.20%1619905.90%8999500513993
502882164274381895.20%270615893.90%259448590.00%1616725.90%8982500013959
752882164269907493.60%264981791.90%253975388.10%1596575.90%8870495913758

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Solomon Islands

"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)
102882164276254127493741294239515458804672548915841141844673010
152882164275934427450361293768468458741912548566841026664672370
202882164275739627438521293465991458669322548163840893574671631
252882164275620427420031293275850458633142547962840827404671263
302882164275383027391751292891049458568222547601840708384670602
502882164274381827061581291097038458207442545597840046634666926
752882164269907426498171280542560455308422529491834731924637400

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Solomon Islands

"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)
Central6793860403604315853786%25344%1416401%6418943%237
Choiseul33557932857232695031300393%173595%96434121%341139474%1,743
Guadalcanal53995852234851946949238991%373487%2,075102682%1,027270805%3,385
Honiara267462851949919%457%3254%3204%3
Isabel43128141889441699840183193%190785%1,06039111%391151674%1,896
Makira Ulawa32643131969531761830970595%122084%67842951%43079132%989
Malaita43326041669141388840286893%173454%96463252%633110203%1,378
Rennell and Bellona8595455807566155560165%30685%17020544%20510142%127
Temotu9060484695831418247191%8801%492100%216701%84
Western56848554609754354651032790%5212510%2,896189063%1,891332196%4,152

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Solomon Islands

"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)
Central6793860403604313002788413305087391732956125119
Choiseul335579328572326950209607712112977716276542183901139234
Guadalcanal5399585223485194692972828182010799711171115169691867288
Honiara267462851920115118795104410421047
Isabel431281418894416998258984934121838436768802484251212449
Makira Ulawa32643131969531761800000
Malaita4332604166914138881366253565381007298945227932387711
Rennell and Bellona8595455807566152260073414625098125110025057501
Temotu90604846958314100000
Western56848554609754354633756046032288408179380011948022542548

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Solomon Islands

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)
Central67938604036043116378846271725730403181797668247
Choiseul3355793285723269501143314793486162424342357119122621401
Guadalcanal539958522348519469162154264310109680016093332819841018521
Honiara267462851910971817510253570568572
Isabel4312814188944169981412645103376645725369207135504661336
Makira Ulawa326431319695317618000000
Malaita433260416691413888745229221792935096163061124327211479
Rennell and Bellona85954558075661512327674221797732443185468231364
Temotu906048469583141000000
Western568485546097543546184123888337176118619784376517111386844

 

 

Archived forest data for Solomon Islands | Forest data for Solomon Islands

 

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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