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By Rhett Butler   Google+      Last updated: July 24, 2013






Lowland rainforest coverGross annual deforestation (%)Gross annual degradation (%)
Country(1000 ha)(% of land)1990-20002000-20051990-20002000-2005
Cameroon2003742%0.10%0.17%0.08%0.14%
Congo2093261%0.08%0.16%0.04%0.08%
CAR58339%0.09%0.10%0.04%0.05%
DRC10718146%0.15%0.32%0.02%0.16%
Gabon2241684%0.08%0.07%0.01%0.04%
Eq Guinea216377%0.13%0.00%0.02%0.00%
Central Africa17856244%0.13%0.26%0.07%0.14%
Data sources: Forest cover (Mayaux et al 2013); deforestation and degradation rates (COMIFAC 2012)



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