Burundi map

One of the smallest countries in Africa, Burundi is landlocked and has an equatorial climate. The country lies on a rolling plateau in the center of Africa. Deforestation of the entire country is almost completely due to overpopulation, with a mere 600 km2 remaining and an ongoing loss of about 9% per annum. There are two national parks, Kibira National Park to the northwest (a small region of rain forest, adjacent to Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda), and Ruvubu National Park to the northeast (along the Rurubu River, also known as Ruvubu or Ruvuvu). Both parks were established in 1982 to conserve wildlife populations. (Wikipedia)

Quick Facts

Land use

Total land area
2,568,000 hectares
Area of forest
10.7% of land area
Area of agriculture
79.2% of land area
Area of permanent cropland
13.6% of land area

People

Population
11.2 million
Population growth
3.3% annually
Rural population
56.0%

Economics and development

GDP from agriculture
39.3%
GDP per person
276.00 USD

Climate change and biodiversity

CO2 emissions
0.00 metric tonnes per person
Threatened animal and plant species
60
Bonn Challenge Commitments
Goal year
2020
Date committed
Area committed
2,000,000 hectares
Potential economic benefit
628 million USD
Potential climate benefit
0.19 GtCO2 sequestered
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