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CHART: Deforestation rate for moist forest in South America


Chart: moist forest cover in South America
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This forest cover data is from Aide et al 2012

South America: change in moist forest cover, 2001-2010 (square kilometers)


CountryGross loss (sq km)Gross gain (sq km)Net Change (sq km)
Argentina-4,573167-4,406
Bolivia-13,7952,005-11,789
Brazil-179,74934,238-145,511
Colombia-7,69623,77316,077
Ecuador-8,7675,867-2,900
French Guiana-107227120
Guyana-508621113
Paraguay-11,3330-11,333
Peru-11,7106,090-5,619
Suriname-91521429
Suriname-91521429
Venezuela-2,0048,4166,412
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 South America and the Caribbean (2001-2010). Biotropica. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00908.x

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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