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CHART: Global tropical forest loss


Chart: Gross forest loss in tropical countries
Gross forest loss in tropical countries, 2000-2005 according to Harris et al (2012).

Chart: Share of tropical forest loss by country
Graph: Share of tropical forest loss by country.

Chart: Countries with the highest gross forest loss between 2000 and 2005 according to the new study and earlier work by the FAO.
Countries with the highest gross forest loss between 2000 and 2005 according to the new study and earlier work by the FAO. Click image to enlarge.

This forest cover data is from Miettinen et al 2011. Related articles: Deforestation accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emissions, argues new study and Chart: Tropical forest loss between 2000-2005.




CITATION: Nancy L. Harris, Sandra Brown, Stephen C. Hagen, Sassan S. Saatchi, Silvia Petrova, William Salas, Matthew C. Hansen, Peter V. Potapov, and Alexander Lotsch. Baseline Map of Carbon Emissions from Deforestation in Tropical Regions. Science 22 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6088 pp. 1573-1576 DOI: 10.1126/science.1217962



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