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Carbon Farming potential in Costa Rica

According to the FAO, Costa Rica has 1.265 million hectares (25%) of land consisting of pastureland and meadows. Since 2001, it has lost about 211,700 hectares of land that was once covered by 30% or greater tree cover, and 23,500 hectares (1.6%) of its primary forests has been destroyed. On average Costa Rica is losing approximately 1,500 hectares of primary forest each year and 12,500 hectares of land with tree cover 30% or greater.

Costa Rica has enough pastureland available to potentially sequester up to 31.6 million tonnes of CO2/year through reforestation and agroforestry carbon farming. That's the equivalent of taking 6.9 million cars off the road in the USA.
Annual GHG emissions (2016): 4.6 megatonnes CO2eq
30%+ tree cover destroyed since 2001: 211,700 ha
Primary forest destroyed since 2002: 23,500 ha
Average deforestation rate (Primary forest): 1,500 ha/year
Threatened species: 245
Pastureland available for conversion: 1.265 million ha
Carbon sequestration potential: 31.6 megatonnes CO2/year
Sources: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6. Annual Country GHG emissions: World Resources Institute, Threatened species: IUCN Red List, Pasture land: FAO Stats, Sequestration potential: Carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation in Panama, Wolf et al., 2011

Forest Loss in Costa Rica since 2002

Percent of Treecover Loss for Administrative Areas in Costa Rica since 2001