Deforestation statistics for Suriname

Total land area: Suriname

Total land areaha
Land area14,660,992
Tree cover in 201813,890,455

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Suriname

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Suriname. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200013,965,554
200112,770,378
201012,744,07614,013,687
201812,662,50413,890,455
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
91%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
94.7%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Suriname

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Suriname by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20013,700
20021,9323,723
20032,2434,563
20042,8145,434
20051,8085,434
20061,8933,414
20072,1583,631
20084,4317,534
20094,2277,375
20104,7977,015
20114,1255,709
201213,54019,542
20136,62810,226
20149,65914,779
20158,08011,951
201610,45716,920
201713,71818,054
201815,36719,036
Primary loss 2002-2018107,874
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
164,340
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
65.6%
Percent loss
2001-2018
0.8%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
2,922.45 5,182
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
10,196.53 14,527

 

Biodiversity data: Suriname

Species count by taxa for Suriname. 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
Birds700
Amphibians113
Reptiles158
Fishes1045
Mammals210
Vascular plants5018

 

Conservation data: Suriname

Data on threatened species in Suriname as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)9
Threatened birds (2018)9
Threatened fishes (2018)32
Threatened higher plants (2018)27

 

Protected areas data: Suriname

Data on threatened species in Suriname 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
14.5
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Suriname

"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)
10146609921399805495.50%1406009795.90%1394356195.10%1665211.20%9251499914567
15146609921398790095.40%1405707895.90%1394061195.10%1664361.20%9246499714558
20146609921397994995.40%1404266095.80%1392628095.00%1663201.20%9240499414548
25146609921397108695.30%1403289195.70%1391661894.90%1662001.20%9233499314534
30146609921396555495.30%1401368795.60%1389747094.80%1661301.20%9229499114527
50146609921392888495.00%1391734094.90%1380158794.10%1653101.20%9184495614469
75146609921387199194.60%1380157294.10%1368680593.40%1635641.20%9087488014346

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Suriname

"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)
101466099213998054140600978668435868513566212853146941538185230768
151466099213987900140570788667156896513491912852733941402085230012
201466099213979949140426608666027198513399192852218941232185229068
251466099213971086140328918664902642513311462851730941071215228173
301466099213965554140136878664151104513252302851402940962835227571
501466099213928884139173408658881970512550002847500939675265220418
751466099213871991138015728648667765510621622836787936139535200775

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Suriname

"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)
Brokopondo73444259009557877455594876%351846%1,955123582%1,236228264%2,853
Commewijne24424120476721094320720485%57823%32120431%20437392%467
Coronie36423325759327793227712976%10290%572260%238030%100
Marowijne46990441759043298342389490%141713%78750821%50890892%1,136
Nickerie53692240911143192843054580%27111%15113280%13313830%173
Para54390151669951420950090892%187684%1,04354671%547133013%1,663
Paramaribo1687054735255457527%104819%583687%3768013%85
Saramacca38074133404133937733561188%57652%32019991%20037661%471
Sipaliwini1132646811205147111977501114023998%770111%4,278195000%1,950575111%7,189
Wanica4327025038245362141749%466119%25915426%154311913%390

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Suriname

"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)
Brokopondo7344425900955787743757775362127846411821377166821763955
Commewijne24424120476721094376483873213718711873381059165825
Coronie3642332575932779328264476329546116415664528626
Marowijne4699044175904329831978505556869086381616253307542003
Nickerie536922409111431928155486002883306490734406055339
Para5439015166995142092820078389310784517266268473828257
Paramaribo16870547352551512795327860182141112427077
Saramacca380741334041339377128603863206710811483973946165956
Sipaliwini113264681120514711197750735599582749334656274081412264894633721
Wanica432702503824536778805215923718846552196133801

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Suriname

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)
Brokopondo73444259009557877420496956734711606435644802390918962157
Commewijne244241204767210943417184752041165738647634421490450
Coronie364233257593277932450789621751611538953362515614
Marowijne4699044175904329831079184852593746769208154138167295638
Nickerie53692240911143192884810545207481804267672403230185
Para5439015166995142091538224582975078606282145146440451776
Paramaribo16870547352558251601511788289935606714769
Saramacca380741334041339377701475612101127514626404033490522
Sipaliwini11326468112051471119775040123613603582690981514949906689942527484
Wanica4327025038245364248027169868568482542847172983

 

 

Archived forest data for Suriname | Forest data for Suriname

 

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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