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19 July 2021 | dataset

PNG Land Use By Type (2015)

PNG has a total of about 46.9 million hectare of which 77.8% is forested with 13 natural forest
types and forest plantations with various species planted. The second major land
use in PNG is cropland, which covers 11.0% of the total land area. Grassland covers 5.3% and
wetland comprised 4.8% of the total land mass. Other Land including bare soil and rock covers
0.2% of the total land area. Settlements including villages and cities cover 0.9% of the land area.

Source: Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Forest Reference Level 2017…

Field Value
Publisher PNG Forestry Authority
Modified 04 April 2022
Release Date 19 July 2021
Source URL
Identifier 1abe1e22-1229-4978-a2d5-fd47c4095b65
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Papua New Guinea
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Climate Change and Development Authority
POD Theme Land