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Liberia - Forest area

41,490 (sq. km) in 2016

In 2016, forest area for Liberia was 41,490 sq. km. Forest area of Liberia fell gradually from 47,190 sq. km in 1997 to 41,490 sq. km in 2016.

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What is forest area?

Forest area is the land spanning more than 0.5 hectares with trees higher than 5 metres and a canopy cover of more than 10 percent, or trees able to reach these thresholds in situ. It does not include land that is predominantly under agricultural or urban land use. Forest is determined both by the presence of trees and the absence of other predominant land uses. The trees should be able to reach a minimum height of 5 metres (m) in situ. Areas under reforestation that have not yet reached but are expected to reach a canopy cover of 10 percent and a tree height of 5 m are included, as are temporarily unstocked areas, resulting from human intervention or natural causes, which are expected to regenerate. Includes: areas with bamboo and palms provided that height and canopy cover criteria are met; forest roads, firebreaks and other small open areas; forest in national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas such as those of specific scientific, historical, cultural or spiritual interest; windbreaks, shelterbelts and corridors of trees with an area of more than 0.5 ha and width of more than 20 m; plantations primarily used for forestry or protective purposes, such as: rubber-wood plantations and cork, oak stands. Excludes: tree stands in agricultural production systems, for example in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems. The term also excludes trees in urban parks and gardens.

What is Liberia forest area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 41,490 -0.72 %
2015 41,790 -0.71 %
2014 42,090 -0.71 %
2013 42,390 -0.70 %
2012 42,690 -0.70 %
2011 42,990 -0.69 %
2010 43,290 -0.69 %
2009 43,590 -0.68 %
2008 43,890 -0.68 %
2007 44,190 -0.67 %
2006 44,490 -0.67 %
2005 44,790