Forest Action Plan
Current and projected forest conditions and trends for the Republic of Palau
Palau’s forests cover 75% of the land area and include swamp, volcanic, mangrove, limestone, coastal, plantations, urban, and agroforests. Individuals, corporations, and traditional clans own 29% of the land. Climate change and population growth drive threats to forests such as sea level rise, flooding and landslides, drought, fire, deforestation, and invasive species. Managers are increasingly challenged to address threats in effective ways that will ensure investments result in positive outcomes.