Forest area by forest community across Micronesia -2016
FSM has a long history of disturbance from human settlement and use, which influenced the forest structure and species composition over time. This is usually marked by conversion of native forest to agroforestry. In 2016 the percentage of forest area showing signs of disturbance from human activities and climate events was 45%.
Response and Recommendation:
- development of improved land use plans for all four states.
- improve enforcement of existing polices.
- Formalization and funding for invasive species groups for all four states