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Forest of the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago in Southeastern Asia with a forest cover of over 50 percent of total land area. The total area of Philippines is 298,170㎢. The country’s total forest cover was accounted with an area of 77,746㎢. There are 191 species of mammals, 612 species of birds, 111 species of amphibians, around 270 species of reptiles and 330 species of freshwater fishes. Philippines flora consists of more than 9,250 species of vascular plants living in the country.


Forest cover in the Philippines has decreased annually throughout the years and many link this to population growth and illegal logging. To counter the continuation of deforestation and the adverse effects that follows, the government of the Philippines has launched the initiation of the National Greening Program in 2011. The program aims to plant some 1.5 billion trees covering about 15,000 ㎢ for a period of 6 years from 2011 to 2016.