Deforestation statistics for Venezuela

Total land area: Venezuela

Total land areaha
Land area91,370,670
Tree cover in 201856,341,192

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Venezuela

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Venezuela. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
200056,596,602
200138,611,307
201038,438,25757,337,827
201838,190,40556,341,192
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
68%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
61.7%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Venezuela

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Venezuela by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
2001124,085
200211,32390,520
200320,77587,347
200415,92491,130
200515,56591,130
200614,24485,634
200726,116114,555
200819,859120,787
200923,436142,635
201025,809101,416
201115,59074,565
201222,125106,150
201315,34964,628
201420,609101,127
201515,54661,517
201684,705207,596
201743,759167,329
201830,169112,307
Primary loss 2002-2018420,902
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
1,820,373
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
23.1%
Percent loss
2001-2018
1.1%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
19,227.81 104,924
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
30,981.49 111,902

 

Biodiversity data: Venezuela

Species count by taxa for Venezuela. 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
Birds1394
Amphibians363
Reptiles409
Fishes1723
Mammals363
Vascular plants21073

 

Conservation data: Venezuela

Data on threatened species in Venezuela as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)35
Threatened birds (2018)52
Threatened fishes (2018)45
Threatened higher plants (2018)86

 

Protected areas data: Venezuela

Data on threatened species in Venezuela 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
54.1
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Venezuela

"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.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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)

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Venezuela

"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.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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)

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Venezuela

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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)

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Venezuela

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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)

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Venezuela

This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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)

 

 

Archived forest data for Venezuela | Forest data for Venezuela

 

Data Source: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6.

Citation: Mongabay. "Deforestation statistics for [selected country name]". Accessed on [date] from rainforests.mongabay.com.

Ads are placed on this page automatically by Google. Mongabay does not control what ads are displayed.