Forest classification table for Madagascar

The following is excerpted from the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. The text is copyright FAO.

Forest cover according to national classification

The table(s) below shows the latest available and relevant forest cover (or land cover/land use) classification for the country used to generate the FAO country estimates on previous pages . These data form the basis for reclassification into FAO classes and reporting at the global level. Data are presented for each reference used to develop the latest country-wide estimate. The numbers are reported as they appear in the documents. This means that the total area may differ slightly from the final FAO figures, since these are adjusted to the official land areas as maintained by FAO.

Land cover according to local classification

References: Direction des Eaux et Forêts, Ministère de l'Environnement. 1996. Plan d'Actions Environnementales, Inventaire Ecologique Forestier National, Programme Environnemental - Phase 1. Problématique, objectifs, méthodes, résultats, analyses et recommandations.

Classes nationales Antananarivo Antisiranana Fianarantos Mahajanga Toamasina Toliara TOTAL
Evergreen rainforests 111,000.00 1,225,000.00 1,086,000.00 629,000.00 2,411,000.00 259,000.00 5,721,000.00
Average altitude sclerophyllous forest 17,000.00 0.00 127,000.00 0.00 0.00 116,000.00 260,000.00
Montane sclerophyllous forest 7,000.00 48,000.00 1,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 81,000.00
Western dry deciduous forest 3,000.00 97,000.00 11,000.00 2,232,000.00 3,000.00 1,640,000.00 3,986,000.00
Southern dry deciduous forest 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,003,000.00 1,003,000.00
Southern Xerophilous vegetation 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,444,000.00 1,444,000.00
Mangroves 0.00 57,000.00 0.00 207,000.00 0.00 63,000.00 327,000.00
Riparian or gallery forests 3,000.00 0.00 1,000.00 46,000.00 0.00 72,000.00 122,000.00
Plantation forests 114,000.00 28,000.00 51,000.00 5,000.00 114,000.00 4,000.00 316,000.00
Mosaic of scrub and degraded forest 372,000.00 809,000.00 653,000.00 686,000.00 1,450,000.00 1,503,000.00 5,473,000.00
Gramineous formations with woody elements 1,922,000.00 782,000.00 3,849,000.00 6,438,000.00 1,429,000.00 5,599,000.00 20,019,000.00
Gramineous formations without woody elements 3,040,000.00 736,000.00 3,971,000.00 4,261,000.00 1,030,000.00 4,101,000.00 17,139,000.00
Other ground vegetation 181,000.00 321,000.00 287,000.00 664,000.00 583,000.00 424,000.00 2,460,000.00
Not classified 8,000.00 169,000.00 5,000.00 24,000.00 101,000.00 0.00 307,000.00
TOTAL 5,778,000.00 4,272,000.00 10,042,000.00 15,217,000.00 7,121,000.00 16,228,000.00 58,658,000.00





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