Forest Composition

The Solomon Islands has a land area of 2.8 million hectares, of which 89.94% is covered by natural forests and forest plantations. The second major land use is cropland, which covers 7.94% of the land area. Wetlands cover 0.96% and Grassland cover 0.25%, while other land covers 0.21% of the land area which includes bare soil and rock. Settlements, which include urban, villages, hamlets, and infrastructure cover 0.70% of the total land area.

 

Current Land Use 2017 Area (ha) Percentage (%)
Forest 2519801.7 89.94
Cropland 222575.2 7.94
Grassland 6945.9 0.25
Settlements 19615.9 0.70
Other Land 5822.7 0.21
Wetlands 26800.5 0.96
Total Land Area 2,801,561.99 100
     
     

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