Deforestation statistics for Uganda



Uganda: Demographic data

Population (2022)45,741,007
Annual population growth rate (2022)3.30%
Population density (people/sq km)229
Net migration168,694
Fertility rate5
Median age17
Urban population share26%


Uganda: Land cover and land use change data
Land area (sq km): 199,810
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 7,764,959
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 38.90%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 917,555
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 11.80%
Tropical primary forest
Primary forest extent in 2001 (ha): 509,095
Primary forest extent as % of land area: 2.50%
Primary forest extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 6.60%

Primary forest loss from 2002-20 (ha): 67,852
Primary forest loss from 2002-20 as % of 2001 primary forest cover: 13.30%

Primary forest extent in 2020 (ha): 441,243
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of land area: 2.20%
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of 2000 tree cover area: 6%


Uganda: Annual forest and tree cover data



Uganda: Tropical primary forest loss by year All figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2002: 668
2003: 1,521
2004: 1,587
2005: 2,899
2006: 2,891
2007: 4,044
2008: 4,297
2009: 2,386
2010: 4,757
2011: 7,940
2012: 4,559
2013: 3,559
2014: 3,436
2015: 3,129
2016: 4,314
2017: 4,858
2018: 4,088
2019: 3,335
2020: 3,585


Uganda: Tree cover loss by year 30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 29,659
2002: 10,841
2003: 11,980
2004: 18,077
2005: 29,172
2006: 28,448
2007: 36,627
2008: 36,926
2009: 23,293
2010: 34,149
2011: 65,067
2012: 29,141
2013: 47,750
2014: 54,913
2015: 54,021
2016: 67,486
2017: 116,902
2018: 86,230
2019: 63,268
2020: 73,603




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 1)

Sub-national admin area 1Tree cover extent
(2001)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Adjumani167,0043728451,1524,1406,5093.9%
Iganga82,4672343905386281,7902.2%
Jinja26,0122233437431,2492,5599.8%
Kabale45,0445145901,2371,5803,9218.7%
Kabarole160,5552,0652,0902,5124,68411,3507.1%
Kaberamaido23,8102893874738962,0458.6%
Kalangala39,3892,0703,5573,3487,33416,30841.4%
Kampala1,93326537711427014.0%
Kamuli147,3121,2672,0901,9463,2588,5615.8%
Kamwenge167,5201,1252,0031,7362,8167,6804.6%
Kanungu87,5037548871,4133,4416,4957.4%
Apac126,9009011,4161,7294,6318,6776.8%
Kapchorwa64,9358375782103241,9483.0%
Kasese162,3601,1621,3742,8813,2778,6955.4%
Katakwi7,6213440812931.2%
Kayunga108,5816251,6005,2568,48615,96814.7%
Kibale394,76511,20018,48428,83223,36381,87920.7%
Kiboga284,0266,3567,24018,00222,05553,65318.9%
Kisoro46,3071321675989951,8924.1%
Kitgum211,5524086996731121,8930.9%
Kotido45,69625720684586061.3%
Kumi18,1261813431172068474.7%
Arua111,4703,7865,7903,04187813,49412.1%
Kyenjojo368,0427,08810,71011,71228,19557,70515.7%
Lake Albert6624645203.0%
Lake Victoria6,96166199561354566.5%
Lira49,3776508986161,5433,7077.5%
Luwero380,8333,8315,33925,22752,04586,44222.7%
Masaka101,5108029803,0988,27713,15813.0%
Masindi512,1453,1613,5659,91224,72141,3608.1%
Mayuge44,5941,7733,0181,1512,1478,08918.1%
Mbale61,9664092,2615053123,4875.6%
Mbarara310,3956,7449,24716,56813,00445,56314.7%
Bugiri34,7131,4462,3872561,5365,62516.2%
Moroto12,74323027997756825.4%
Moyo71,3683804093012761,3661.9%
Mpigi206,1471,7404,66013,98922,24742,63520.7%
Mubende520,7065,73813,73619,51535,10174,08914.2%
Mukono280,4655,0626,66014,58226,62652,93118.9%
Nakapiripirit21,1332124273867841,8108.6%
Nakasongola99,8481,3071,7916,36522,98032,44332.5%
Nebbi51,3711,9792,5161,2841,2337,01113.6%
Ntungamo32,8223262749162,2653,78011.5%
Pader142,3691456693422481,4041.0%
Bundibugyo101,7248047552,1521,3785,0895.0%
Pallisa26,493203265991026692.5%
Rakai129,0191,7472,3033,9297,50715,48612.0%
Rukungiri84,6803875869032,3284,2055.0%
Sembabule99,4909961,0257,14410,53819,70319.8%
Sironko62,5891753461493301,0001.6%
Soroti25,7334383493853731,5456.0%
Tororo29,2562063042072249413.2%
Wakiso129,7041,3872,9325,53910,00319,86115.3%
Yumbe90,9242,1563,3731,8395697,9378.7%
Bushenyi250,1399841,2933,4718,40414,1515.7%
Busia15,9682422374075751,4619.1%
Gulu621,8853,33513,9539,66510,79137,7446.1%
Hoima256,2948,75510,52211,51416,07546,86618.3%




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Tree cover extent
(2000)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
AdjumaniEast Moyo969032280.8%
JinjaKagoma0000000.0%
KabaleNdorwa0000000.0%
KabaleRubanda5,890292726641.1%
KabaroleBunyangabu2,09371848331065.1%
KabaroleBurahya20,187671261341775052.5%
KalangalaBujumba7,3305101,1126457953,06241.8%
KalangalaKyamuswa4,770371094422,0052,59454.4%
KamwengeKibale21,726213834570.3%
KamwengeKitagwenda5154232102.0%
KanunguKinkiizi17,182303852591801.0%
KapchorwaKongasis12,551177210441431.1%
KapchorwaKween6,301460147841.3%
KapchorwaTingey7,3401333100.1%
KaseseBukonjo11,31444491963536425.7%
KaseseBusongora11,4362342891202752.4%
KayungaNtenjeru94000171718.0%
KibaleBugangaizi12,9967582,0613,0437176,57950.6%
KibaleBuyaga10,0904091,3911,5795563,93539.0%
KibaleBuyanja16,5015591,8993,6452,0288,13249.3%
KibogaKiboga3,2839807684941032,34471.4%
KisoroKisoro7,90761967441351.7%
KitgumChua2,090011360.3%
KitgumLamwo1,02822413212.0%
KyenjojoKyaka2,3459543627712493339.8%
KyenjojoMwenge13,9492804565508462,13215.3%
Lake AlbertLake Albert0000000.0%
Lake VictoriaLake Victoria250013518.5%
LuweroBamunanika0000000.0%
MasakaBukoto1,994277751459930.0%
MasindiBujenje (?)14,94383215280.2%
MasindiBujenje24,73812918861964731.9%
MasindiBuruli6,392453740511732.7%
MasindiKibanda298000000.0%
MayugeBunya724100340353851370.9%
MbaleBubulo9,0054778146198939.9%
MbaleBungokho93912738394.2%
MbaleManjiya4,7005229729163948.4%
MbararaIbanda2,63521411170.7%
BugiriBukooli903122484355169276.7%
MorotoBokora1,3901439422795.7%
MorotoMatheniko1,54945531491227.9%
MpigiButambala1,94548904384771,05454.2%
MpigiGomba500174516012034168.3%
MpigiMawokota4,002994421,2916632,49462.3%
MubendeBusujju3896351337224663.2%
MubendeBuwekula5,3633701,0207534302,57448.0%
MubendeKassanda34334381469327.1%
MubendeMityana13074314157860.0%
MukonoBuikwe13,311371205971,7322,48618.7%
MukonoBuvuma Islands8,6163861,9182,4179815,70166.2%
MukonoMukono8,246853121,4233,1664,98660.5%
MukonoNakifuma9,04927751883085986.6%
NakapiripiritChekwii6,76651151902475398.0%
BundibugyoBwamba26,65520383041895502.1%
BundibugyoNtoroko707102360.9%
RakaiKakuuto14,2300024831070.8%
RakaiKyotera91000010.6%
RukungiriBufumbira20,42122192321840.4%
SironkoBudadiri1,02387367949.2%
SironkoBulambuli132031154.0%
SironkoMt. Elgon Np7,363264320121011.4%
WakisoBusiiro920372652048759464.5%
BushenyiBuhweju2,150071122524311.3%
BushenyiBunyaruguru38,127913933164311.1%
BushenyiIgara23,3089102727730.3%
BushenyiRuhinda594633313559.2%
BusiaSamia-Bugwe10000036.4%
HoimaBugahya2,7383034702413101,32548.4%
HoimaBuhaguzi41,8546612,1632,4621,7076,99216.7%




Primary forest loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Primary forest extent
(2000)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-05)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2006-10)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2011-15)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2016-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
%
Adjumani969032280.8%
Jinja0000000.0%
Kabale5,890292726641.1%
Kabarole22,281751441812106112.7%
Kalangala12,1005471,2211,0882,8005,65646.7%
Kamwenge22,2415151136670.3%
Kanungu17,182303852591801.0%
Kapchorwa26,1922213527542380.9%
Kasese22,74968912864739174.0%
Kayunga94000171718.0%
Kibale39,5861,7265,3528,2673,30118,64547.1%
Kiboga3,2839807684941032,34471.4%
Kisoro7,90761967441351.7%
Kitgum3,11724515260.8%
Kyenjojo16,2943758928279703,06518.8%
Lake Albert0000000.0%
Lake Victoria250013518.5%
Luwero0000000.0%
Masaka1,994277751459930.0%
Masindi46,3721822281021626741.5%
Mayuge724100340353851370.9%
Mbale14,6441011,10578431,3269.1%
Mbarara2,63521411170.7%
Bugiri903122484355169276.7%
Moroto2,939599219322016.8%
Mpigi6,4471645771,8891,2593,88960.3%
Mubende6,2244181,1369135232,99048.0%
Mukono39,2215342,4254,6256,18713,77135.1%
Nakapiripirit6,76651151902475398.0%
Bundibugyo27,36321383061925562.0%
Rakai14,3210024831080.8%
Rukungiri20,42122192321840.4%
Sironko8,5183411927212012.4%
Wakiso920372652048759464.5%
Bushenyi64,17925631345808021.2%
Busia10000036.4%
Hoima44,5929642,6322,7032,0178,31718.7%




Primary forest loss by year at the subnational area (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Primary forest extent
(2001)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-05)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2006-10)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2011-15)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2016-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
%
AdjumaniEast Moyo969032280.8%
JinjaKagoma0000000.0%
KabaleNdorwa0000000.0%
KabaleRubanda5,890292726641.1%
KabaroleBunyangabu2,09371848331065.1%
KabaroleBurahya20,187671261341775052.5%
KalangalaBujumba7,3305101,1126457953,06241.8%
KalangalaKyamuswa4,770371094422,0052,59454.4%
KamwengeKibale21,726213834570.3%
KamwengeKitagwenda5154232102.0%
KanunguKinkiizi17,182303852591801.0%
KapchorwaKongasis12,551177210441431.1%
KapchorwaKween6,301460147841.3%
KapchorwaTingey7,3401333100.1%
KaseseBukonjo11,31444491963536425.7%
KaseseBusongora11,4362342891202752.4%
KayungaNtenjeru94000171718.0%
KibaleBugangaizi12,9967582,0613,0437176,57950.6%
KibaleBuyaga10,0904091,3911,5795563,93539.0%
KibaleBuyanja16,5015591,8993,6452,0288,13249.3%
KibogaKiboga3,2839807684941032,34471.4%
KisoroKisoro7,90761967441351.7%
KitgumChua2,090011360.3%
KitgumLamwo1,02822413212.0%
KyenjojoKyaka2,3459543627712493339.8%
KyenjojoMwenge13,9492804565508462,13215.3%
Lake AlbertLake Albert0000000.0%
Lake VictoriaLake Victoria250013518.5%
LuweroBamunanika0000000.0%
MasakaBukoto1,994277751459930.0%
MasindiBujenje (?)14,94383215280.2%
MasindiBujenje24,73812918861964731.9%
MasindiBuruli6,392453740511732.7%
MasindiKibanda298000000.0%
MayugeBunya724100340353851370.9%
MbaleBubulo9,0054778146198939.9%
MbaleBungokho93912738394.2%
MbaleManjiya4,7005229729163948.4%
MbararaIbanda2,63521411170.7%
BugiriBukooli903122484355169276.7%
MorotoBokora1,3901439422795.7%
MorotoMatheniko1,54945531491227.9%
MpigiButambala1,94548904384771,05454.2%
MpigiGomba500174516012034168.3%
MpigiMawokota4,002994421,2916632,49462.3%
MubendeBusujju3896351337224663.2%
MubendeBuwekula5,3633701,0207534302,57448.0%
MubendeKassanda34334381469327.1%
MubendeMityana13074314157860.0%
MukonoBuikwe13,311371205971,7322,48618.7%
MukonoBuvuma Islands8,6163861,9182,4179815,70166.2%
MukonoMukono8,246853121,4233,1664,98660.5%
MukonoNakifuma9,04927751883085986.6%
NakapiripiritChekwii6,76651151902475398.0%
BundibugyoBwamba26,65520383041895502.1%
BundibugyoNtoroko707102360.9%
RakaiKakuuto14,2300024831070.8%
RakaiKyotera91000010.6%
RukungiriBufumbira20,42122192321840.4%
SironkoBudadiri1,02387367949.2%
SironkoBulambuli132031154.0%
SironkoMt. Elgon Np7,363264320121011.4%
WakisoBusiiro920372652048759464.5%
BushenyiBuhweju2,150071122524311.3%
BushenyiBunyaruguru38,127913933164311.1%
BushenyiIgara23,3089102727730.3%
BushenyiRuhinda594633313559.2%
BusiaSamia-Bugwe10000036.4%
HoimaBugahya2,7383034702413101,32548.4%
HoimaBuhaguzi41,8546612,1632,4621,7076,99216.7%


 

2019 forest data for Uganda | 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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