Deforestation statistics for Uganda



Total land area: Uganda

Total land areaha
Land area24,210,536
Tree cover in 20186,397,067

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Uganda

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Uganda. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20007,794,210
2001509,095
2010484,0466,954,366
2018448,1636,397,067
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
7%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
26.4%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Uganda

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Uganda by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200129,779
200266810,880
20031,52112,035
20041,58718,139
20052,89918,139
20062,89128,614
20074,04436,736
20084,29737,039
20092,38623,387
20104,75734,280
20117,94065,276
20124,55929,241
20133,55947,868
20143,43655,063
20153,12954,175
20164,31467,682
20174,858117,253
20184,08886,461
Primary loss 2002-201860,933
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
742,268
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
8.2%
Percent loss
2001-2018
12.0%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
2,783.29 24,903
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
4,485.37 65,377

 

Biodiversity data: Uganda

Species count by taxa for Uganda. 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
Birds999
Amphibians62
Reptiles175
Fishes270
Mammals319
Vascular plants6500

 

Conservation data: Uganda

Data on threatened species in Uganda as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)31
Threatened birds (2018)30
Threatened fishes (2018)60
Threatened higher plants (2018)64

 

Protected areas data: Uganda

Data on threatened species in Uganda 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
16.1
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Uganda

"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)
10242105361840959876.00%1789803473.90%1729153571.40%8889934.80%493892824975812
15242105361601265466.10%1572578265.00%1512707962.50%8802865.50%489052815874838
20242105361072541644.30%1009469341.70%953272339.40%8344947.80%463612725270246
25242105361000904241.30%943939039.00%888419536.70%8252378.20%458472700469399
3024210536779421032.20%695436628.70%643134726.60%78319210.00%435112601765377
5024210536328553313.60%308028012.70%272983711.30%56645617.20%314702160143805
75242105368524873.50%9378893.90%8355813.50%23240727.30%129121301012789

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Uganda

"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)
102421053618409598178980342182382802116625774647921021381390911878551
152421053616012654157257822025964288116303501646130621322308911845727
202421053610725416100946931653245050114468877635938220985958911658866
25242105361000904294393901599395742114077175633762120914145511618970
3024210536779421069543661415910135112189306623273920568039011426688
5024210536328553330802808867486979808496754491651798225019990139
75242105368524879378894149357846194643034414681135684766309360

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Uganda

"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)
Adjumani30925216731815952015656751%41732%23212201%12229532%369
Apac65376612729911238210774216%69615%38723212%23246404%580
Arua558746112023884578483215%1323012%73596059%96136254%453
Bugiri16218835034359783537122%445513%248384811%3856072%76
Bundibugyo205452102150947619210045%42284%23515672%15726613%333
Bushenyi43135225105522973922168551%103474%57522931%22980544%1,007
Busia7387116093152091463920%10527%584823%485704%71
Gulu118778962333759126457475548%338285%1,879173193%1,732165093%2,064
Hoima36495725699621494319215253%4211616%2,340193258%1,9332279111%2,849
Iganga24928483030753717450430%14932%836261%638671%108
Jinja7005126193261742483335%19127%1065712%5713415%168
Kabale17607745274560575388431%32867%18311132%11121734%272
Kabarole18394416131514935014428978%92376%51341763%41850613%633
Kaberamaido16298323901199321875212%18588%1036783%6811806%148
Kalangala5099439659400013164062%1399035%777562914%563836121%1,045
Kampala1829119941947178510%24412%14824%81628%20
Kamuli43180414789112286011960128%66234%36833642%33632593%407
Kamwenge23993316815513479713122455%67164%37331432%31435733%447
Kanungu13101887881764737285056%52736%29316502%16536235%453
Kapchorwa17388465275616906134135%17703%9814212%1423491%44
Kasese33481116286815383414915145%72324%40225492%25546833%585
Katakwi503183768213830138203%821%5721%7100%1
Kayunga171032108940945818304049%1377113%76522302%2231154112%1,443
Kibale42487639573335164930499972%7642019%4,246297708%2,9774665013%5,831
Kiboga40488728462322965019508948%4817717%2,677136165%1,3623456115%4,320
Kisoro7207246495459784473562%15423%862991%3012433%155
Kitgum95707921188523353523282424%18211%10111101%1117110%89
Kotido13298584578836666365313%5991%334641%461350%17
Kumi2856191825120436202127%7504%425263%532241%28
Kyenjojo41061936888531940828826770%4898413%2,721178435%1,7843114110%3,893
Lake Albert3197457898668570%243%1152%291%1
Lake Victoria2846626100191018499950%6577%374685%471892%24
Lira7260484956445511440536%30066%16715483%15514583%182
Luwero57084438197535168329093851%6994418%3,88691992%9206074517%7,593
Masaka3631751020241041769475826%1121211%62317942%17994189%1,177
Masindi87131751347747863445165252%337297%1,87467471%675269826%3,373
Mayuge11333444968361023402930%688515%383481211%48120736%259
Mbale13788062295616786105944%33045%18426854%2696191%77
Mbarara100559031152921390718764019%4229014%2,349160235%1,6022626712%3,283
Moroto85298412754948993711%6295%355114%511181%15
Moyo18620971613684286790236%13182%737921%795261%66
Mpigi33123020707917056814035942%3664618%2,03664373%6443020918%3,776
Mubende62144852195339858235611157%6199612%3,444195254%1,9534247111%5,309
Mukono34333828156526421123426668%4171115%2,317117664%1,1772994511%3,743
Nakapiripirit5832812119825920249584%16018%896393%649624%120
Nakasongola3517501001131029378232223%2371524%1,31831003%3102061520%2,577
Nebbi28999051624391783720213%649613%36145209%45219765%247
Ntungamo20614433063277782523712%315010%1756092%6125419%318
Pader68725214264715406815355722%13281%748171%825110%64
Pallisa20058226748256642548413%6542%364742%471801%23
Rakai4255451294231084399931423%1318210%73240573%40691258%1,141
Rukungiri15261385044741887201647%31554%1759831%9821723%272
Sembabule23244499855646444920721%1746417%97020272%2031543724%1,930
Sironko11046662967642686390258%8941%505281%533661%46
Soroti3386632582326617260188%13885%777893%795992%75
Tororo18583829570337833344018%8583%485152%523431%43
Wakiso19396113038012238211068457%1604512%89143473%4351169810%1,462
Yumbe23256791128640096180227%77418%43055346%55322073%276

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Uganda

"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)
Adjumani30925216731815952026732292780814433792212169951
Apac653766127299112382125968301020125566743919278526
Arua5587461120238845716125958259486914415919579679614
Bugiri1621883503435978577055717439919688816202515468
Bundibugyo205452102150947613139170214728078182354330116189
Bushenyi43135225105522973966146210253756914097671779227473
Busia7387116093152092637692283115157291503916591
Gulu1187789623337591264734782065693003316278289608349616
Hoima3649572569962149436151047514180963787831795085778764
Iganga2492848303075371807910718833110463953711620
Jinja7005126193261743116829364514202511612525408
Kabale1760774527456057119789381052646584804382876795
Kabarole183944161315149350422729223031116168395165924171485
Kaberamaido16298323901199322477427275754153201151520076
Kalangala509943965940001163220876583405365745270817484405
Kampala182911994194730478944272246017393360
Kamuli431804147891122860156141701007791559886080549967
Kamwenge239933168155134797346454071652780918219744284795
Kanungu13101887881764732197827914008167782357027103818
Kapchorwa173884652756169022898306772148428976681013007
Kasese33481116286815383442498450237652413202989950184628
Katakwi50318376821383011214149819546880127
Kayunga1710321089409458113211316209828611657153764195081
Kibale4248763957333516499879112830995263172195913168582228336
Kiboga4048872846232296504121676410686528593696506711702427
Kisoro72072464954597812880465459882255491091443843
Kitgum95707921188523353524582829216920120511330510484
Kotido1329858457883666672904541512228401126603078
Kumi28561918251204362537256105405585674253895
Kyenjojo41061936888531940883202140161385378965857537301075155
Lake Albert3197457898661278784423246289192
Lake Victoria28466261001910184243186721121911734155197004
Lira72604849564455115247507428065237812539021771
Luwero57084438197535168356742815137194957621942952081345927
Masaka36317510202410417615385894227398112633242720230847
Masindi871317513477478634892785724956410275356156087424443
Mayuge11333444968361027557540249029213835020712052386
Mbale13788062295616781809398514879968266612889024887
Mbarara1005590311529213907473466488096088449783356557566315
Moroto852984127549489371804424792513774205795267
Moyo18620971613684281015818218802510446112079494
Mpigi3312302070791705683640979510273725570763258408961206
Mubende62144852195339858294858786171951389552857477631214688
Mukono34333828156526421168485786154007148555955181301277427
Nakapiripirit58328121198259206690097507990282222457432782
Nakasongola35175010011310293712160159357944919885881249345871
Nebbi28999051624391788993351185590110310614180654731
Ntungamo20614433063277785040876634061352261505060445
Pader68725214264715406812410945119954666470146227
Pallisa200582267482566430958451456238090119043323
Rakai42554512942310843918320337214215511900977539170845
Rukungiri152613850447418819950461709435394132912652272
Sembabule232444998556464414099638296940216496744340315750
Sironko110466629676426815949800347267192932424213106
Soroti3386632582326617292665320041111134125969306
Tororo185838295703378338223911788199934124136836
Wakiso193961130380122382217760824234623235257163221325302
Yumbe2325679112864009114198021162589645888431239934

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Uganda

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)
Adjumani3092521673181595201458125087425896236611206638155
Apac653766127299112382687099954556430309132137742832
Arua5587461120238845787959777914153837863210679843426
Bugiri162188350343597831475769095126652848883778437
Bundibugyo2054521021509476117122746168803350446312963563376
Bushenyi4313522510552297393607975014413841317689639152124077
Busia738711609315209143874189154425857982039049
Gulu118778962333759126440079021643105273172515157968190700
Hoima364957256996214943335511681307735070429726433683424780
Iganga2492848303075371440678553102729570752026339
Jinja70051261932617417000886519882811046879613859
Kabale17607745274560576533966144574173318992390741889
Kabarole183944161315149350230579581431653339918529050493537
Kaberamaido16298323901199321351323561504118356628110951
Kalangala50994396594000189029562243590949199497147718264221
Kampala1829119941947166249832415113429491833
Kamuli431804147891122860851682058549701305393316627255
Kamwenge23993316815513479718897495113901518500845315046252
Kanungu131018878817647311988152136764083424493110656628
Kapchorwa17388465275616901248998519242117623399364427095
Kasese3348111628681538342318097214212962827201649064100706
Katakwi50318376821383061168079535129748069
Kayunga1710321089409458172061726611445206358429326106408
Kibale42487639573335164953886069136169065079392507182861215456
Kiboga40488728462322965022481871795829015323834276388383142
Kisoro720724649545978702570815125084313936595323914
Kitgum9570792118852335351340881663118322657372575719
Kotido1329858457883666639766118782485458369061679
Kumi285619182512043613839587657490319440502124
Kyenjojo410619368885319408453829851238802837489047411125586448
Lake Albert31974578986669751882415134158105
Lake Victoria284662610019101841326473132115209640184653820
Lira7260484956445511286227758233491129721384911875
Luwero57084438197535168330950625817483361415742161022734142
Masaka36317510202410417683923068212403546890923302125917
Masindi8713175134774786344869740595270350015019485139231514
Mayuge113334449683610241222959213583427546311297528574
Mbale13788062295616789869447159811632450917030413575
Mbarara100559031152921390725825444834416050245336194485308900
Moroto85298412754948920280241591352337513112252873
Moyo1862097161368428554082677102561569861135179
Mpigi33123020707917056819859888965603854311325140950524294
Mubende62144852195339858251741156999379163521065407871662557
Mukono343338281565264211373558821338400392466688282616696779
Nakapiripirit58328121198259203649143172277086153941340417881
Nakasongola351750100113102937663281466195242710846844317188657
Nebbi28999051624391784905464951012304562397734929852
Ntungamo206144330632777827495688334585119214820932970
Pader68725214264715406867696074765431363538263397
Pallisa200582267482566416886436379429441364931813
Rakai4255451294231084399992911771168447649144229493188
Rukungiri152613850447418810882070128386967214981588728512
Sembabule232444998556464476907117716196758998224185172228
Sironko1104666296764268869989113818942010523132237149
Soroti3386632582326617159635562109313607368715076
Tororo185838295703378320849397197532541867703729
Wakiso1939611303801223821187786391230979412832289030177437
Yumbe2325679112864009622898368634139352304598821782

 

 

Archived forest data for Uganda | Forest data for Uganda

 

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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