Status and Trends of Biodiversity
At present little is known about the full range of flora and fauna of Vanuatu. As a result of changing land uses, most significantly increased commercial and subsistence agriculture, and forest activities, the area of primary and secondary forest has declined. In preparing its National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, Vanuatu has identified plant species, animal species and areas of significance for biodiversity conservation... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
Vanuatu has established 28 protected areas, 5 of which are marine protected areas.
Percentage of Forest Cover
Vanuatu’s forest cover is 447,000 ha, with 444,000 ha for natural forests and 3,000 ha for plantation areas.