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CHART: Deforestation rate for moist forest in Central America and the Caribbean


Chart: moist forest cover in Central America and the Caribbean
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This forest cover data is from Aide et al 2012

Central America and the Caribbean: change in moist forest cover, 2001-2010 (square kilometers)


CountryGross loss (sq km)Gross gain (sq km)Net Change (sq km)
Belize-217169-47
Costa Rica-1211,5981,477
Cuba-219728509
Dominican Republic-679232-447
El Salvador04444
Guatemala-5,335519-4,816
Haiti-22531489
Honduras-1,3691,105-263
Jamaica-39394-300
Mexico-9,9352,289-7,647
Nicaragua-8,731157-8,574
Other Caribbean-7956-24
Panama-1,5011,53231
Puerto Rico-160273113
Trinidad and Tobago-21412-202


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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