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Conservation data: Colombia

Data on threatened species in Colombia as of 2018, according to the IUCN Red List.
Taxa Species count
Threatened mammals (2018) 58
Threatened birds (2018) 126
Threatened fishes (2018) 99
Threatened higher plants (2018) 268

 

Protected areas data: Colombia

Data on threatened species in Colombia 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
14.8
Marine protected areas,
% of territorial waters

 

Tree cover loss data for Colombia

"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)
10 113919807 84671512 74.30% 84504536 74.20% 82501951 72.40% 4123838 4.90% 229102 212125 250323
15 113919807 83807630 73.60% 83823704 73.60% 81829428 71.80% 4113018 4.90% 228501 211874 249285
20 113919807 83087876 72.90% 83410759 73.20% 81424423 71.50% 4101358 4.90% 227853 211502 248292
25 113919807 82632064 72.50% 82746405 72.60% 80765845 70.90% 4092609 5.00% 227367 211205 247570
30 113919807 81961213 71.90% 81899703 71.90% 79928123 70.20% 4079354 5.00% 226631 210777 246448
50 113919807 78463197 68.90% 77018826 67.60% 75099119 65.90% 3978055 5.10% 221003 205835 239963
75 113919807 72317276 63.50% 71589524 62.80% 69809214 61.30% 3668706 5.10% 203817 188840 222539

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Colombia

"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)
10 113919807 84671512 84504536 36244599554 875881975 48660110 1605783588 89210199
15 113919807 83807630 83823704 36116531895 875062240 48614569 1604280765 89126709
20 113919807 83087876 83410759 36010649373 874172634 48565146 1602649723 89036096
25 113919807 82632064 82746405 35943643261 873507865 48528215 1601430987 88968388
30 113919807 81961213 81899703 35843951743 872479400 48471078 1599545399 88863633
50 113919807 78463197 77018826 35265253046 864071894 48003994 1584131702 88007317
75 113919807 72317276 71589524 33869421830 831162116 46175673 1523797234 84655402

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Colombia

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative area Total
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)
Amazonas 10756930 10610455 10609436 10592683 98% 28137 0% 1,563 11384 0% 1,138 16753 0% 2,094
Antioquia 6338122 5147093 5102269 4887893 77% 470881 9% 26,160 256505 5% 25,651 214376 4% 26,797
Arauca 2537347 852260 924688 880082 35% 80221 9% 4,457 35615 4% 3,562 44606 5% 5,576
Atlántico 443768 88847 97217 92567 21% 11516 13% 640 6866 8% 687 4650 5% 581
Bolívar 2611576 1775259 1749663 1628079 62% 200777 11% 11,154 79193 4% 7,919 121584 7% 15,198
Boyacá 2350115 1256492 1329155 1317160 56% 32442 3% 1,802 20447 2% 2,045 11995 1% 1,499
Caldas 758911 599181 593739 573684 76% 40129 7% 2,229 20074 3% 2,007 20055 3% 2,507
Caquetá 9024745 8056684 7908861 7591855 84% 603717 7% 33,540 286711 4% 28,671 317006 4% 39,626
Casanare 4469803 1011215 1075278 1040055 23% 83843 8% 4,658 48620 5% 4,862 35223 3% 4,403
Cauca 2924845 2374657 2400167 2358585 81% 91522 4% 5,085 49940 2% 4,994 41582 2% 5,198
Cesar 2298105 1148980 1074213 1024208 45% 113166 10% 6,287 63161 5% 6,316 50005 5% 6,251
Chocó 4531890 4381457 4380610 4327513 95% 90030 2% 5,002 36933 1% 3,693 53097 1% 6,637
Cundinamarca 2457920 1408008 1460596 1443247 59% 59740 4% 3,319 42391 3% 4,239 17349 1% 2,169
Córdoba 2498254 994288 1083382 1042373 42% 103784 10% 5,766 62775 6% 6,278 41009 4% 5,126
Guainía 6890016 6725747 6732662 6716799 97% 29319 0% 1,629 13456 0% 1,346 15863 0% 1,983
Guaviare 5568141 5326425 5274367 5116304 92% 291302 5% 16,183 133239 3% 13,324 158063 3% 19,758
Huila 2037417 1447919 1422811 1396522 69% 63231 4% 3,513 36942 3% 3,694 26289 2% 3,286
La Guajira 2105393 700827 634079 609032 29% 65786 9% 3,655 40739 6% 4,074 25047 4% 3,131
Magdalena 2160336 875325 867230 817221 38% 106264 12% 5,904 56255 6% 5,626 50009 6% 6,251
Meta 8544028 4346376 4304323 4087576 48% 474635 11% 26,369 257888 6% 25,789 216747 5% 27,093
Nariño 3202808 2695132 2723657 2687344 84% 103612 4% 5,756 67299 2% 6,730 36313 1% 4,539
Norte de Santander 2288659 1780343 1782408 1675063 73% 178787 10% 9,933 71442 4% 7,144 107345 6% 13,418
Putumayo 2437830 2307546 2315538 2185397 90% 222966 10% 12,387 92825 4% 9,283 130141 6% 16,268
Quindío 174205 134104 131302 126105 72% 11815 9% 656 6618 5% 662 5197 4% 650
Risaralda 405681 345801 338424 329672 81% 17371 5% 965 8619 2% 862 8752 3% 1,094
San Andrés y Providencia 5363 3692 3690 3686 69% 39 1% 2 35 1% 4 4 0% 1
Santander 3041170 2059571 2002495 1933431 64% 203592 10% 11,311 134528 7% 13,453 69064 3% 8,633
Sucre 1084957 417086 423316 401907 37% 37873 9% 2,104 16464 4% 1,646 21409 5% 2,676
Tolima 2349574 1460555 1480592 1451778 62% 74903 5% 4,161 46089 3% 4,609 28814 2% 3,602
Valle del Cauca 2208657 1627648 1616892 1597897 72% 50917 3% 2,829 31922 2% 3,192 18995 1% 2,374
Vaupés 5330178 5271708 5279471 5256114 99% 45920 1% 2,551 22563 0% 2,256 23357 0% 2,920
Vichada 10083063 4730532 4777172 4736291 47% 91117 2% 5,062 50236 1% 5,024 40881 1% 5,110

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Colombia

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative area Total
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)
Amazonas 10756930 10610455 10609436 6233051800 15293076 849615 631479 1122286
Antioquia 6338122 5147093 5102269 1885008237 187418346 10412130 10393094 10435926
Arauca 2537347 852260 924688 244080952 24334937 1351941 1123658 1637294
Atlántico 443768 88847 97217 18531176 2438528 135474 147531 120402
Bolívar 2611576 1775259 1749663 561803062 62987487 3499305 2606336 4615516
Boyacá 2350115 1256492 1329155 404156033 11391712 632873 725686 516857
Caldas 758911 599181 593739 202292567 15036322 835351 789743 892362
Caquetá 9024745 8056684 7908861 3904816258 283236230 15735346 13129325 18992872
Casanare 4469803 1011215 1075278 280464411 22636260 1257570 1351071 1140694
Cauca 2924845 2374657 2400167 911642461 36720363 2040020 2063848 2010235
Cesar 2298105 1148980 1074213 313733764 29831447 1657303 1644990 1672694
Chocó 4531890 4381457 4380610 2010851091 36140186 2007788 1587315 2533380
Cundinamarca 2457920 1408008 1460596 434222355 18747883 1041549 1335040 674685
Córdoba 2498254 994288 1083382 345690370 33874872 1881937 2022968 1705649
Guainía 6890016 6725747 6732662 3071732254 12888755 716042 608401 850594
Guaviare 5568141 5326425 5274367 2570645772 126094683 7005260 5770512 8548696
Huila 2037417 1447919 1422811 465723950 20710099 1150561 1242452 1035698
La Guajira 2105393 700827 634079 194312350 17311557 961753 1059755 839252
Magdalena 2160336 875325 867230 246201527 25521998 1417889 1283647 1585691
Meta 8544028 4346376 4304323 1632843412 188442337 10469019 10070008 10967783
Nariño 3202808 2695132 2723657 1153774312 46444670 2580259 3082726 1952176
Norte de Santander 2288659 1780343 1782408 635749423 67517052 3750947 2702816 5061112
Putumayo 2437830 2307546 2315538 1226232061 119516795 6639822 5200169 8439388
Quindío 174205 134104 131302 44949969 4443319 246851 257409 233654
Risaralda 405681 345801 338424 132299225 6557947 364330 340864 393664
San Andrés y Providencia 5363 3692 3690 0 0 0 0 0
Santander 3041170 2059571 2002495 656699619 69809877 3878327 4693398 2859487
Sucre 1084957 417086 423316 79916236 8784577 488032 387402 613820
Tolima 2349574 1460555 1480592 473646150 26386927 1465940 1664854 1217299
Valle del Cauca 2208657 1627648 1616892 616140255 17365165 964731 1105713 788504
Vaupés 5330178 5271708 5279471 2933111095 24698671 1372148 1233717 1545188
Vichada 10083063 4730532 4777172 1959629596 36963321 2053518 2089496 2008545

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Colombia

This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative area Total
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)
Amazonas 10756930 10610455 10609436 3399846435 320 8341681 463427 344443 612156
Antioquia 6338122 5147093 5102269 1028186319 200 102228214 5679345 5668962 5692324
Arauca 2537347 852260 924688 133135065 156 13273605 737423 612905 893070
Atlántico 443768 88847 97217 10107916 114 1330106 73895 80471 65674
Bolívar 2611576 1775259 1749663 306438031 173 34356822 1908712 1421639 2517554
Boyacá 2350115 1256492 1329155 220448743 175 6213670 345204 395829 281922
Caldas 758911 599181 593739 110341398 184 8201636 455646 430769 486743
Caquetá 9024745 8056684 7908861 2129899777 264 154492491 8582916 7161450 10359749
Casanare 4469803 1011215 1075278 152980587 151 12347051 685947 736948 622197
Cauca 2924845 2374657 2400167 497259524 209 20029290 1112738 1125735 1096492
Cesar 2298105 1148980 1074213 171127508 149 16271705 903984 897268 912379
Chocó 4531890 4381457 4380610 1096827870 250 19712830 1095157 865808 1381844
Cundinamarca 2457920 1408008 1460596 236848557 168 10226124 568118 728205 368010
Córdoba 2498254 994288 1083382 188558386 190 18477205 1026511 1103437 930354
Guainía 6890016 6725747 6732662 1675490319 249 7030222 390568 331855 463959
Guaviare 5568141 5326425 5274367 1402170421 263 68778921 3821051 3147552 4662926
Huila 2037417 1447919 1422811 254031245 175 11296419 627579 677701 564926
La Guajira 2105393 700827 634079 105988556 151 9442667 524593 578048 457774
Magdalena 2160336 875325 867230 134291742 153 13921095 773394 700172 864922
Meta 8544028 4346376 4304323 890641862 205 102786713 5710373 5492731 5982426
Nariño 3202808 2695132 2723657 629331446 233 25333468 1407415 1681488 1064824
Norte de Santander 2288659 1780343 1782408 346772414 195 36827502 2045972 1474263 2760609
Putumayo 2437830 2307546 2315538 668853852 290 65190982 3621721 2836456 4603303
Quindío 174205 134104 131302 24518165 183 2423628 134646 140405 127448
Risaralda 405681 345801 338424 72163214 209 3577062 198726 185925 214726
San Andrés y Providencia 5363 3692 3690 0 0 0 0 0 0
Santander 3041170 2059571 2002495 358199796 174 38078134 2115452 2560035 1559723
Sucre 1084957 417086 423316 43590674 105 4791586 266199 211311 334810
Tolima 2349574 1460555 1480592 258352448 177 14392856 799603 908101 663981
Valle del Cauca 2208657 1627648 1616892 336076505 207 9471898 526217 603115 430093
Vaupés 5330178 5271708 5279471 1599878780 303 13472007 748445 672936 842831
Vichada 10083063 4730532 4777172 1068888871 226 20161810 1120101 1139725 1095571

 

 

 

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