Deforestation statistics for Zimbabwe



Total land area: Zimbabwe

Total land areaha
Land area39,112,075
Tree cover in 2018958,601

 

Forest and tree cover extent: Zimbabwe

Extent of primary forest cover and tree cover for Zimbabwe. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20001,416,636
20017,601
20107,4571,063,270
20186,837958,601
Primary/Total tree cover
2018
1%
Tree cover/Total land area
2018
2.5%

 

Primary forest loss and tree cover loss: Zimbabwe

Annual loss of primary forest cover and tree cover for Zimbabwe by year. All area figures are in hectares (ha)
YearPrimary forestTree cover (30%)
20018,213
2002148,028
200397,321
2004218,432
2005278,432
20062614,905
2007169,316
200885,448
20091919,427
201046,649
201149,053
20126313,821
20131009,645
2014389,662
20156212,280
20165010,972
201727526,019
2018276,568
Primary loss 2002-2018764
Tree cover loss
2001-2018
185,978
Primary loss/
Total tree cover loss
0.4%
Percent loss
2001-2018
10.1%
Loss/year
(2001/2-2010)
15.99 9,617
Loss/year
(2011-2018)
77.52 12,253

 

Biodiversity data: Zimbabwe

Species count by taxa for Zimbabwe. 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
Birds627
Amphibians59
Reptiles190
Fishes150
Mammals200
Vascular plants4,440

 

Conservation data: Zimbabwe

Data on threatened species in Zimbabwe as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
TaxaSpecies count
Threatened mammals (2018)10
Threatened birds (2018)19
Threatened fishes (2018)3
Threatened higher plants (2018)52

 

Protected areas data: Zimbabwe

Data on threatened species in Zimbabwe 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
27.2
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Zimbabwe

"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)
10391120751839663947.00%1902895048.70%1880166148.10%5549503.00%308313276628411
1539112075888756322.70%963670524.60%944586724.20%4496505.10%249812588123855
203911207529422377.50%22656855.80%21358475.50%2780339.40%154461482016230
253911207524141116.20%19285984.90%18077294.60%25666210.60%142591357915109
303911207514166363.60%10632702.70%9652502.50%19753013.90%10974995112253
50391120752938120.80%2705590.70%2138390.50%10535935.90%585348647090
7539112075801150.20%255340.10%11900.00%4199752.40%233317653043

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Zimbabwe

"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)
103911207518396639190289501778405262493624502742358904978335027657
1539112075888756396367051054429649450845242504696826549844591944
203911207529422372265685465395235359731301998507659507273663929
253911207524141111928598404759851347000031927778636166283534257
303911207514166361063270278853106308553311714185565681263142674
5039112075293812270559105682547225794531254414413956902299761
753911207580115255343715412610626409590356194817421082319

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Zimbabwe

"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)
Bulawayo460312171511310%4822%32813%32013%3
Harare8997415959448431%25816%1415710%1610111%13
Manicaland356458456099652567745349113%12214222%6,786499569%4,9967218614%9,023
Mashonaland Central283795413446477150728783%119399%66376676%76742726%534
Mashonaland East32146947375138113361711%54987%30535565%35619425%243
Mashonaland West57452542360211618641511013%2778912%1,544170267%1,703107637%1,345
Masvingo56338751580521039411024672%57744%32143003%43014741%184
Matabeleland North75567638972651622493111%862010%47963097%63123114%289
Matabeleland South54736052597317979177640%6092%343942%392151%27
Midlands494934113584185829810932%1485311%825101177%1,01247366%592

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Zimbabwe

"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)
Bulawayo46031217151307598029446469418
Harare89974159594427541447218262329212251
Manicaland356458456099652567715149454043942151244123118607843166789
Mashonaland Central28379541344647715023345642234269613015015484799279
Mashonaland East3214694737513811311377867975164541766741437629
Mashonaland West5745254236021161864370325384583391254633290608209664
Masvingo563387515805210394120703052820150455646271724123
Matabeleland North75567638972651622121594091200286666838792640129
Matabeleland South54736052597317979325059986857482558293571
Midlands49493411358418582919183286256218414234418110993886

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Zimbabwe

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)
Bulawayo4603121715116778774380243256228
Harare8997415959441502269425756143115931228
Manicaland35645845609965256778263338714723968446133158010149731727340
Mashonaland Central28379541344647715012733989951277829709918446254151
Mashonaland East32146947375138113620611184531904295503677120525
Mashonaland West574525423602116186420199566862500031138891158514114362
Masvingo56338751580521039411129257572447350248533420913158
Matabeleland North75567638972651622663240574654703363724795921889
Matabeleland South5473605259731797917730556847377263231791948
Midlands49493411358418582910463609771397555776429878751211

 

 

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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