Forest Cover

The definition of forest is based on nationally appropriate criteria chosen in line with the Marrakesh Accords (UNFCCC, 2001) and is described as followed: “Land covered primarily by trees, but also often containing shrubs, palms, bamboo, herbs, grass and climbers, with a minimum tree crown cover of 30% (or equivalent stocking level), with the potential to reach a minimum canopy height at maturity in situ of 5 meters, and a minimum area of 1.0 ha”. On the other hand forest cover is a percentage of land within a specific area covered by forests.

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Forest Covers

#YearForest cover (km^2)Forest cover (%)
  
11990153,776.0093.87
22000153,409.0093.64
32001153,370.0093.62
42002153,340.0093.60
52003153,300.0093.58
62004153,260.0093.55
72005153,220.0093.53
82006153,190.0093.51
92007153,150.0093.49
102008153,110.0093.46