Jungles & Rainforests in Tunisia

Jungles & Rainforests in Tunisia


The jungles & rainforests in Tunisia consist on very limited area of the country and cover only 6.5 percent of the total land which make 1,006,000 hectares area in stats. This report is according to the FAO stats published in 2010. FAO report further details that 690,000 hectares area of Tunisian forests is recognized as planted forest. Tunisia faces 2.82 percent change in forest cover area on average on yearly basis, according to the stats based on the figures of two decades from 1990 to 2010. This percentage becomes 18,150 hectares area loss of forest reserves in Tunisia every year.


The jungles & rainforests in Tunisia also gained a significant forest cover area in these two decades i.e. from 1990 to 2010. The FAO report claims that Tunisia gained around 363,000 hectares forest area in this time period which becomes 56.5 percent growth. The country lost 2.3 percent of its woodland and forest habitat between 1990 and 2005.


It’s said about rainforests and jungles in Tunisia that there’s more or less 9 million metric tons of carbon in these forest reserves in living forest biomass. These jungles are also known as home to a vast variety of species and 516 species have been noted so far as discovered animal species in these forests. These figures about Tunisian known animal species have been extracted from World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 3 of these known 516 animal species are considered as endemic which becomes 0.6%. These 3 species have not been found yet anywhere in the world in any rainforest.


FAO report about jungles & rainforests in Tunisia also claims that 4.3 percent species in these jungles have critical life threats and about to end. These forests reserves in Tunisia are also home to 2,196 vascular plant species. IUCN red list show that 0.2 percent of these forests reserves is under protection. The country has overall 16,632,000 hectares land area with 60.9 percent population density. Carbon emissions in Tunisia is 62 metric tons per capita, stats show.