Natural forest formations
Forest cover map
The terminology of Asprey and Robbins (1953) is used below in the presentation of woody vegetation types of Jamaica. Because of the secondary character of most of the vegetation types and of the rugged topography, the distinction between closed and open formations and between forest and other wooded land is somewhat artificial.
The above map is an extract from the Global Forest Cover map produced as part of FRA 2000. Please refer to FRA Working Paper 19 for a background to the production of the map.
The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Map source: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000, base map: ESRI