The forest area of the Philippines is estimated to have declined from 12 million hectares in 1960 to a current level of about 5.7 million hectares (which includes less than 1 million hectares of virgin forest largely confined to very steep and inaccessible areas).
Is there a forest in the Philippines?
Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines, and the Luzon rain forests is the most extensive rainforest ecoregion of the country.
|Luzon rain forests|
|Area||93,358 km2 (36,046 sq mi)|
What is illegal logging in the Philippines?
Illegal logging is the harvesting, processing, transporting, buying or selling of timber in contravention of national and international laws.
What has the highest forest cover in the Philippines?
FAO, 25.7% or about 7,665,000 ha of Philippines is forested, according to FAO. Of this 11.2% ( 861,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Philippines had 352,000 ha of planted forest.
Philippines Forest Information and Data.
|Total Land Area (1000 ha)||29817|
|Percent other wooded land||34|
What is the percentage of forest in the Philippines in 2020?
Philippines Deforestation Rates & Statistics | GFW. In 2010, Philippines had 13.2Mha of natural forest, extending over 62% of its land area. In 2020, it lost 46.8kha of natural forest, equivalent to 27.4Mt of CO₂ of emissions.
How is Philippines affected by climate change?
Impacts of climate change in the Philippines are immense, including: annual losses in GDP, changes in rainfall patterns and distribution, droughts, threats to biodiversity and food security, sea level rise, public health risks, and endangerment of vulnerable groups such as women and indigenous people.