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D OMINICA. THEME : L AND U SE Indicator: Forest and other Wood Land Concept and Definition: (Caricom Definition) Forest and Wooded Land – this includes.

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1 D OMINICA

2 THEME : L AND U SE Indicator: Forest and other Wood Land Concept and Definition: (Caricom Definition) Forest and Wooded Land – this includes forest nurseries and seeds orchards that constitutes an integral part of the forest, forest roads, cleared tract, firebreaks and other small open areas within the forest, forest in national parks, Dominica (Data has not been submitted)

3 F OREST AND OTHER WOODLAND ( Caricom Definition) nature reserves, and other protected areas such as those of special environmental, scientific, cultural or spiritual interest, and windbreaks, and shelter breaks of trees of trees with an area of more than half a hectare and a width of more than twenty metres.

4 T HEME : LAND USE Indicator: Forest and other Wood Land Land under Forest – land under natural or planted stands of trees whether productive or not.

5 F OREST CARICOM Other wooded land – refers to land either with a tree crown cover of five to ten percent of trees able to reach a height of five metres at maturity, or a crown cover of more than 10 percent of trees not able to reach a height of five metres at maturity and shrub or bush cover.

6 F OREST - P ROTECTED A REAS Protected Areas ; A protected area includes six categories, which are: - Category I(a): Strict Nature Reserve - Category I(b): Wilderness Area - Category II: National Park - Category III: National Monument - Category IV: Habitat/Species Management Area - Category V: Protected Landscape/Seascape - Category VI: Managed Resource Protected Area Categories 1a., II, IV,V is applicable to Dominica

7 FOREST Years of which data is available up to 2013: Method of Data Collection: data administrative sources

8 FOREST Recommendations and areas of improvement: Strengthen linkages with inter-agency Fill in data gaps Adhere to Time Frame for data submission Agreed upon methods of data collection or submission on regular basis

9 I NDICATOR : F ORESTRY Parks and ForestYear Established Area in Acres % of Land Area Parks Morne Trois Piton National Park and World Heritage Site , Cabrits National Park Morne Diablotin National Park20008, Forest Central Forest Reserve 19521, Northern Forest Reserve ,

10 N ATIONAL P ARK Cabrits National Parks

11 D OMINICA /L AND U SE /F ORESTRY M ANGROVE A REA B Y L OCATION AND N UMBER OF T REES ( AND LocationSpecies Mangrove Number of Trees Hampstead Bay, Marigot White Cabrits Swamp PortsmouthWhite69 … … Tou Ma Tante, Woodford HillBlack Eden-On-Sea, WesleyBlack15 13 Nyah Estate, Grand Savanne, Salisbury Black999 …… Bibay, La PlaineBlack46 …… Bottom, WesleyBlack<13<14<15 …… Bout Sab, La PlaineBlack 888 ……

12 F OREST Indicator 1.2 Built-up and Related Land Definition- Built-up Land under residential, commercial and public structures Built-up includes three Categories: 1. Land under Housing Data Sources: Physical Planning Division, Housing Division and City Councils 2. Land under Commercial Activity: Data Sources: Physical Planning Unit, Registrar of Companies

13 I NDICATOR 1.2 B UILT - UP LAND 3. Squatted Lands: Data Sources: City and Town Councils, Housing Division Related Lands: 1. Lands Under Agriculture Data Sources: Visitation Records of Population Census, Agriculture Census 2. Waste or Unoccupied Lands: Data Sources: City and Town Planning Units

14 I NDICATOR 1.2 B UILT – UP AND RELATED LAND Challenges: 1. Double Counting 2. Concepts What is measured? differentiate between built-up area and total area e,g a house may be built on 2,000 square feet of land on a 3,521 square feet of property. Which does one measure or collect the area of the property or the built-up area?


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