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Myanmar Forest Information and Data (2011 Update)

According to the U.N. FAO, 48.3% or about 31,773,000 ha of Myanmar is forested, according to FAO. Of this 10.0% ( 3,192,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Myanmar had 988,000 ha of planted forest. Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Myanmar lost an average of 372,250 ha or 0.95% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Myanmar lost 19.0% of its forest cover, or around 7,445,000 ha. Myanmar's forests contain 1,654 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Myanmar has some 1709 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 4.7% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 5.9% are threatened. Myanmar is home to at least 7000 species of vascular plants, of which 15.3% are endemic. 0.3% of Myanmar is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

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Field Value
Document type Profiles - Geographical areas and sites
Language of document
  • English
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest trade and finance
  • Forests and forestry
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 2011
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Rhett A. Butler

Author (corporate)
Publication date 2011
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,Myanmar Profiles,Country profiles
Date uploaded July 27, 2018, 20:03 (UTC)
Date modified October 16, 2018, 17:39 (UTC)