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CHART: Biome cover stats for Latin American countries


Chart: Highest gross loss in vegetation cover for biomes, by country in Latin America
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This forest cover data is from Aide et al 2012

Biome cover stats for Latin American countries, 2001-2010 (square kilometers)


CountryBiomeLossGainNet change
AnguillaAll biomes-10-1
Desert/xeric shrub-10-1
Antigua and BarbudaAll biomes03333
Desert/xeric shrub03333
ArgentinaAll biomes -110,1118,377-101,734
Moist forest-4,573167-4,406
Dry forest-67,701561-67,140
Temperate forest-1,5410-1,541
Savanna/shrublands-16,087358-15,729
Pampas-16,6906,166-10,524
Pantanal-1,859661-1,198
Montane grass/shrub-1,661465-1,196
ArubaAll biomes000
Mangrove000
BahamasAll biomes-61709
Coniferous forest-5852-6
Mangrove-31815
BarbadosAll biomes088
Desert/xeric shrub088
BelizeAll biomes-279169-109
Moist forest-217169-47
Mangrove-620-62
BoliviaAll biomes-33,8586,208-27,650
Moist forest-13,7952,005-11,789
Dry forest-12,7753,734-9,041
Savanna/shrublands-2,60862-2,546
Pantanal-4,4750-4,475
Montane grass/shrub-204407203
BrazilAll biomes-245,767146,342-99,424
Moist forest-179,74934,238-145,511
Dry forest-7,3144,329-2,985
Savanna/shrublands-33,97834,206228
Pantanal-6,2530-6,253
Desert/xeric shrub-18,19173,17954,988
Mangrove-282389108
British Virgin IslandsAll biomes01212
Desert/xeric shrub01212
Cayman IslandsAll biomes-112-9
Dry forest-62-4
Mangrove-50-5
ChileAll biomes-9,4541,734-7,720
Temperate forest-8,5981,009-7,589
Pampas-5814-44
Montane grass/shrub-390-38
Mediterranean-757712-45
Desert/xeric shrub-40-4
ColombiaAll biomes-11,12928,09216,963
Moist forest-7,69623,77316,077
Dry forest-1,5112,199688
Savanna/shrublands-1,890254-1,636
Montane grass/shrub-328857
Desert/xeric shrub-11,6301,629
Mangrove0148148
DominicaAll biomes-21815
Moist forest-21613
Desert/xeric shrub022
Costa RicaAll biomes-1751,8031,628
Moist forest-1211,5981,477
Dry forest-54205151
CubaAll biomes-8313,3552,524
Moist forest-219728509
Dry forest-3962,4922,095
Coniferous forest-11888-30
Pantanal-570-57
Desert/xeric shrub-14746
Mangrove-400-40
EcuadorAll biomes-11,1736,656-4,517
Moist forest-8,7675,867-2,900
Dry forest-1,733376-1,357
Pantanal-25616-240
Montane grass/shrub0383383
Mangrove-41814-404
El SalvadorAll biomes-101687586
Moist forest04444
Dry forest-30213183
Coniferous forest-69429360
Mangrove-10-1
French GuianaAll biomes-141247107
Moist forest-107227120
Mangrove-3320-13
GrenadaAll biomes-330-33
Moist forest-330-33
GuadeloupeAll biomes-108474
Moist forest-9178
Desert/xeric shrub06363
Mangrove-142
GuatemalaAll biomes-5,4482,430-3,019
Moist forest-5,335519-4,816
Dry forest-2310885
Coniferous forest-891,7611,672
Desert/xeric shrub-14141
GuyanaAll biomes-508621113
Moist forest-508621113
HaitiAll biomes-300451151
Moist forest-22531489
Dry forest-278557
Coniferous forest-42442
Pantanal033
Mangrove-54-1
HondurasAll biomes-1,6265,0863,460
Moist forest-1,3691,105-263
Dry forest-16690673
Coniferous forest-2413,2913,050
JamaicaAll biomes-39394-299
Moist forest-39394-300
Dry forest011
MartiniqueAll biomes-330-33
Moist forest-330-33
MexicoAll biomes-20,467116,55696,089
Moist forest-9,9352,289-7,647
Dry forest-4,49617,30612,810
Coniferous forest-2,66714,57411,907
Savanna/shrublands0110110
Mediterranean-18621-165
Desert/xeric shrub-3,12482,20979,085
Mangrove-5948-11
MontserratAll biomes066
Dry forest066
Netherland AntillesAll biomes-444-39
Dry forest022
Desert/xeric shrub-402-38
Mangrove-30-3
NicaraguaAll biomes-9,9732,012-7,961
Moist forest-8,731157-8,574
Dry forest-1131,067954
Coniferous forest-1,129777-352
Mangrove-11110
PanamaAll biomes-1,5061,54539
Moist forest-1,5011,53231
Dry forest-5138
ParaguayAll biomes-42,81032-42,778
Moist forest-11,3330-11,333
Dry forest-16,8760-16,876
Savanna/shrublands-14,60232-14,569
PeruAll biomes-13,1559,447-3,709
Moist forest-11,7106,090-5,619
Dry forest-6662,1341,468
Montane grass/shrub-42648559
Desert/xeric shrub-353719366
Mangrove01818
Puerto RicoAll biomes-160327167
Moist forest-160273113
Dry forest05252
Mangrove011
Dominican RepublicAll biomes-774749-25
Moist forest-679232-447
Dry forest-16495479
Coniferous forest-7922-56
Saint Kitts and NevisAll biomes01515
Mangrove01515
Saint LuciaAll biomes01919
Moist forest01919
Saint VincentAll biomes-10-1
Moist forest-10-1
SurinameAll biomes-97521424
Moist forest-91521429
Mangrove-60-6
Trinidad and TobagoAll biomes-21512-203
Moist forest-21412-202
Dry forest-10-1
Turks and CaicosAll biomes -180-18
Coniferous forest-180-18
U.S. Virgin Islands All biomes-21413
Moist forest-143
Desert/xeric shrub-1109
UruguayAll biomes-8,4086-8,403
Savanna/shrublands-8,4086-8,403
VenezuelaAll biomes-12,75718,5875,830
Moist forest-2,0048,4166,412
Dry forest-5,9205,667-253
Savanna/shrublands-3,129517-2,612
Montane grass/shrub-249-16
Desert/xeric shrub-1,6793,9672,288
Mangrove01111
Latin AmericaTotal-541,835362430-179,405


All data in square kilometers. Multiply sq km by 100 to get hectares (ha); divide by 2.59 to get square miles (sq mi).

CITATION: Aide, T. M., M. L. Clark, H. R. Grau, D. López-Carr, M. Levy, D. Redo, M. Bonilla-Moheno, G. Riner, M. J. Andrade-Núñez, and M. Muñiz. Online August 3, 2012. Deforestation and reforestation of Latin America and the Caribbean (2001-2010). Biotropica. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00908.x

Chart by Rhett A. Butler / mongabay.com





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