Deforestation statistics for Trinidad and Tobago

Total land area: Trinidad and Tobago

Total land areaha
Land area518,508
Tree cover in 2018373,705

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Trinidad and Tobago

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Trinidad and Tobago. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
2000392,771
2001153,657
2010152,416384,257
2018151,476373,705
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
41%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
72.1%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Trinidad and Tobago

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Trinidad and Tobago by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20011,837
200273727
200350727
2004152736
200594736
20061211,760
20071341,109
20081391,272
20091191,381
20103583,414
201166374
201294716
2013103761
20141491,574
2015100668
20161531,356
2017139740
2018136949
Primary loss 2002-20182,181
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
19,000
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
11.5%
Percent loss
2001-2018
1.4%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
137.90 1,370
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
117.45 892

 

Biodiversity data: Trinidad and Tobago

Species count by taxa for Trinidad and Tobago. 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
Birds414
Amphibians37
Reptiles118
Fishes987
Mammals114
Vascular plants2259

 

Conservation data: Trinidad and Tobago

Data on threatened species in Trinidad and Tobago as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)2
Threatened birds (2018)5
Threatened fishes (2018)37
Threatened higher plants (2018)50

 

Protected areas data: Trinidad and Tobago

Data on threatened species in Trinidad and Tobago 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
30.6
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Trinidad and Tobago

"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)
1051850840244877.60%39304075.80%38582974.40%214745.30%11931426901
1551850839931177.00%39115775.40%38396474.10%214395.40%11911425899
2051850839708776.60%38999275.20%38282073.80%214025.40%11891423897
2551850839520976.20%38769374.80%38053873.40%213645.40%11871421894
3051850839277175.80%38425774.10%37711972.70%213335.40%11851420892
5051850838400174.10%36719970.80%36017269.50%210195.50%11681399878
7551850836715870.80%34374866.30%33701965.00%198355.40%11021311841

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Trinidad and Tobago

"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)
1051850840244839304016207186342947872385997873779437432
1551850839931139115716163384642920812384497868810437156
2051850839708738999216130013442893042382957863734436874
2551850839520938769316102295642869722381657859454436636
3051850839277138425716065223542841952380117854355436353
5051850838400136719915919476142578512365477806054433670
7551850836715834374815558202341311512295087573776420765

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Trinidad and Tobago

"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)
Arima13371091121108%1514%11312%122%-
Chaguanas60264765445419%4810%3459%531%-
Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo7450345692444844366759%30587%17022415%2248172%102
Diego Martin1433810740106611059774%1561%9921%9641%8
Mayaro/Rio Claro7897373613727427177991%24153%13414522%1459631%120
Penal-Debe24497101959010872336%161216%90132513%1332873%36
Point Fortin291515301460135747%19613%11936%91037%13
Port of Spain14152931312%27%-27%-00%-
Princes Town6166843389418724097266%32517%18123515%2359002%113
San Fernando21047890904%68%-68%100%-
San Juan-Laventille2161116057162031603374%5523%313822%381701%21
Sangre Grande9339485499836348194788%41415%23024543%24516872%211
Siparia5016441044396763843077%38849%21626386%26412463%156
Tobago3138225667253162476879%9914%554432%445482%69
Tunapuna/Piarco5418138653384223807470%10063%566582%663481%44

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Trinidad and Tobago

"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)
Arima1337109112305933633202265122
Chaguanas6026476544108855824445874796
Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo745034569244484179788791148094637838352939101
Diego Martin143381074010661448004858657325935582885
Mayaro/Rio Claro78973736137274230616642928445515805477247591
Penal-Debe244971019590103358820479414266343877811455
Point Fortin29151530146039803259449330327883946
Port of Spain14152931553241123392
Princes Town616684338941872170758831174147652308248343664
San Fernando21047890169301266701244
San Juan-Laventille216111605716203639376720489611383138558293
Sangre Grande933948549983634371432801651765917659765884399
Siparia501644104439676150946221391556773099438555963
Tobago31382256672531610834298370470205821661725537
Tunapuna/Piarco54181386533842217116054373908207732387316898

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Trinidad and Tobago

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)
Arima133710911216687153198211014567
Chaguanas602647654459375125449525040853
Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo7450345692444849806661215626233347914556121328
Diego Martin143381074010661244366322831996177819411574
Mayaro/Rio Claro78973736137274216699987227506425281352987625959
Penal-Debe24497101959010183208318026149814528211516248
Point Fortin29151530146021710814232427180215212153
Port of Spain14152931301710522513221
Princes Town6166843389418729314118215640443355804499123817
San Fernando21047890923511968938672
San Juan-Laventille2161116057162033487509217111761620975574524
Sangre Grande93394854998363420259971237900964500545326846036
Siparia5016441044396768233430201759030421685148330525
Tobago313822566725316590961723020207711227906413930
Tunapuna/Piarco541813865338422933603024220395011331130229217

 

 

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