Deforestation statistics for South Korea



Tree cover loss data for South Korea

"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)
1010070058579445057.50%561319055.70%547367954.40%2428674.20%134931033617439
1510070058566472456.30%541495253.80%527693852.40%2399504.20%133311019417252
2010070058559505555.60%537108853.30%523414252.00%2369514.20%131641000117118
2510070058551246854.70%528334152.50%514795651.10%2335014.20%12972981216923
3010070058538371353.50%512171150.90%498832449.50%2308564.30%12825974716673
5010070058453218045.00%410055540.70%398850739.60%1912404.20%10624791914006
7510070058167453616.60%146140314.50%142281814.10%716794.30%398233094823

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for South Korea

"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)
1010070058579445056131901142559686276140961534116506258392812547
1510070058566472454149521126330491274132491522958502575872792088
2010070058559505553710881117522135272015251511196498694822770527
2510070058551246852833411106914693269536481497425494150692745282
3010070058538371351217111089925369267563291486463490532672725182
501007005845321804100555973104905236955461316419434418282413435
75100700581674536146140345260534711157100619839204546541136370

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in South Korea

"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)
Busan6950129291287162800340%16126%908993%907132%89
Chungcheongbuk-do74764640489938235736769349%226156%1,25679512%795146644%1,833
Chungcheongnam-do80890924815921472419991725%2379510%1,32289884%899148077%1,851
Daegu8438640689393263914746%4111%232321%231790%22
Daejeon4951919458169501667534%3782%211031%102752%34
Gangwon-do177870713413001332786130453573%489184%2,718206672%2,067282512%3,531
Gwangju4279612674108671073125%2422%131061%111361%17
Gyeonggi-do101538038065335051333810433%235976%1,311111883%1,119124094%1,551
Gyeongsangbuk-do193640512316051190183117099060%321123%1,784129191%1,292191932%2,399
Gyeongsangnam-do100776559423156662055826055%148833%82765231%65283601%1,045
Incheon9988014831118981175112%2862%161391%141471%18
Jeju18707788466845928360945%16422%916591%669831%123
Jeollabuk-do84247638486433393031651838%321348%1,785147224%1,472174125%2,177
Jeollanam-do122306152922549802048365940%255865%1,421112252%1,123143613%1,795
Sejong33816113138676812724%9548%534054%415496%69
Seoul6142289358489844014%701%4210%2491%6
Ulsan8131243120430644216552%16214%907222%728992%112

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in South Korea

"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)
Busan6950129291287165385640278653154811522515801
Chungcheongbuk-do747646404899382357793365304673863259659173840366933
Chungcheongnam-do808909248159214724397919044012470222915158914302917
Daegu843864068939326774756275414419042814075
Daejeon495191945816950316461765198362217515961
Gangwon-do17787071341300133278630841728612225795679211540685852369
Gwangju427961267410867234793741566230919212795
Gyeonggi-do1015380380653350513702522434583238254624221514296012
Gyeongsangbuk-do1936405123160511901832548048556801039377836269919512731
Gyeongsangnam-do10077655942315666201193680533136487174249136806221053
Incheon9988014831118981161258159028833631534
Jeju187077884668459217426022315752175421251423826
Jeollabuk-do842476384864333930779392606973771387432333521454821
Jeollanam-do1223061529225498020915529545415624300868251298362831
Sejong3381611313867617689011551338619679110903
Seoul61422893584891385855129467194211092
Ulsan8131243120430648074492270416150231178519071

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in South Korea

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)
Busan6950129291287162937620100152000844483058619
Chungcheongbuk-do74764640489938235743274470107254937814163294821200146
Chungcheongnam-do8089092481592147242170467588218861412159086680165227
Daegu843864068939326422594210441134228523352223
Daejeon4951919458169501726155893556319769553252
Gangwon-do1778707134130013327861682276111256668614370479294919464929
Gwangju427961267410867128069210122676126010481524
Gyeonggi-do1015380380653350513383194061012499957138887120827161461
Gyeongsangbuk-do1936405123160511901831389844661133709647206092147228279671
Gyeongsangnam-do10077655942315666206510984711017108209504674622120576
Incheon998801483111898633414438676482198837
Jeju187077884668459295051031071722299568682612996
Jeollabuk-do842476384864333930425123231103803866211326181920248083
Jeollanam-do122306152922549802049937974942953973164110137071197908
Sejong338161131386769648558584617470137045947
Seoul6142289358489755921857067393230596
Ulsan81312431204306444042671021474988194642810402

 

 

Archived forest data for South Korea | Forest data for South Korea

 

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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