Deforestation statistics for Zimbabwe



Zimbabwe: Demographic data

Population (2022)14,862,924
Annual population growth rate (2022)1.50%
Population density (people/sq km)38
Net migration-116,858
Fertility rate3.6
Median age19
Urban population share38%


Zimbabwe: Land cover and land use change data
Land area (sq km): 386,850
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 1,414,324
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 3.70%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 215,009
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 15.20%
Tropical primary forest
Primary forest extent in 2001 (ha): 7,601
Primary forest extent as % of land area: 0.00%
Primary forest extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 0.50%

Primary forest loss from 2002-20 (ha): 852
Primary forest loss from 2002-20 as % of 2001 primary forest cover: 11.20%

Primary forest extent in 2020 (ha): 6,749
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of land area: 0.00%
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of 2000 tree cover area: 0%


Zimbabwe: Annual forest and tree cover data



Zimbabwe: Tropical primary forest loss by year All figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2002: 14
2003: 9
2004: 21
2005: 27
2006: 26
2007: 16
2008: 8
2009: 19
2010: 4
2011: 4
2012: 63
2013: 100
2014: 38
2015: 62
2016: 50
2017: 275
2018: 27
2019: 50
2020: 38


Zimbabwe: Tree cover loss by year 30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 8,206
2002: 8,016
2003: 7,312
2004: 8,422
2005: 11,749
2006: 14,883
2007: 9,300
2008: 5,435
2009: 19,402
2010: 6,635
2011: 9,039
2012: 13,803
2013: 9,632
2014: 9,645
2015: 12,262
2016: 10,955
2017: 25,978
2018: 6,557
2019: 11,553
2020: 6,225




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)
%
Bulawayo21513151734822.4%
Midlands135,6663,8496,2523,1352,07315,30911.3%
Harare1,5927086753626816.8%
Manicaland560,01321,45028,43838,13648,438136,46224.4%
Mashonaland Central134,2514,1093,5442,7211,95012,3249.2%
Mashonaland East73,5851,4592,0869111,4125,8688.0%
Mashonaland West235,7017,9189,0886,9934,96728,96712.3%
Masvingo157,7641,3692,9197821,0566,1263.9%
Matabeleland North89,6273,2843,0171,4601,2429,00210.0%
Matabeleland South25,912183211151926362.5%




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)
%
ManicalandMakoni10000192.9%
ManicalandMutare1,49911137010219613.1%
ManicalandMutasa1,2755028159218514.5%
ManicalandNyanga4,80810311812474709.8%
Mashonaland CentralMazowe000000100.0%
Mashonaland WestMakonde18000000.0%




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)
%
Manicaland7,583717326744185211.2%
Mashonaland Central000000100.0%
Mashonaland West18000000.0%




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)
%
ManicalandMakoni10000192.9%
ManicalandMutare1,49911137010219613.1%
ManicalandMutasa1,2755028159218514.5%
ManicalandNyanga4,80810311812474709.8%
Mashonaland CentralMazowe000000100.0%
Mashonaland WestMakonde18000000.0%


 

2019 forest data for Zimbabwe | Archived forest data for Zimbabwe | Forest data for Zimbabwe

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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