Environmental statistics are collected and compiled by the Palau Office of Environmental and Response Coordination. The coverage of topics presented here will expand as the range of statistical indicators compiled. Source for the information below was provided by the Office of Environment and Response Coordination.

INDICATORRESULTDATA CURRENCY (YEAR)
Sea Surface Temperature – Greatest average annual deviation (Celsius)51994-1999
Total number of days (5-year period) where maximum wind speed > 20% monthly average maximum 1 1989-1993
Number of months (5-year period) when rainfall >20% lower than 30-year monthly average 22 1995-1999
Number months over last 5 years when rainfall > 20% higher than 30-year monthly average 18 1995-1999
Land area (km2) 363 1999
Coastal length (km) 410 1995-1999 indicated
Distance to nearest continent within 10 degrees latitude (km) 2600 (Asia), 2200 (Aust.) Not stated
Vertical relief (m) 240 Not stated
Lowlands Lowlands 25% ..
Land <10m, 2km from coast 20% ..
Number of Endemic species 11
Number of Introduced species 19 1997
Number of Endangered species 13 1997
Total extinction 1 1997
Total Forest Area 2000 350 (sq km) ..
Total Forest Area % of Land Area 2000 76.1 ..
Percentage of Natural Vegetation left 2000 68.898 ..
Percentage of Fisheries stocks over fished 8 Not stated
Population within 100km from coast 100% ..
Natural Forest Loss/ Gain from 1995 – 2000 350 (sq km) ..
Average Natural Vegetation Loss/Gain (pro-rata) per year 58.3 (sq km) 1995-2000
Number of cars 5521 2000
Fertilizer use (tones) 68060 (average) Not stated
Mean rate of water usage per day 946L/capita/day Not stated
Percentage of land, rivers and coastal zone affected by mining and quarrying 0.04 Not stated
Terrestrial Reserves zone (%) 11 1994
Total Marine Reserve Area (Hectares) 1200 ..