Continuous Global Mangrove Forest Cover for the 21st century (CGMFC-21)

entry, Habitat
A global database of mangrove forest cover at high spatial and temporal resolutions that has been used to monitor mangrove cover at the global, national and protected area scales. Several databases including the Global Forest Change database, the Terrestrial Ecosystems of the World database, and the Mangrove Forests of the World database were used to extract the mangrove forest cover.


published yes
availability public
link to data


type derived data
gridded yes
formats gis raster


period historical
coverage 2000–2012
resolution annual


coverage global
resolution 0.000277778° by 0.000277778°
depth surface

Major Variables

Key References

  • Hamilton, S. E., & Casey, D. (2016). Creation of a high spatio-temporal resolution global database of continuous mangrove forest cover for the 21st century (CGMFC-21). Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(6), 729-738.