Table 3

Annual deforestation rates, as a percentage of the 1990 forest cover, for selected areas of rapid forest cover change (hot spots) within each continent.

Hot-spot areas by continentAnnual deforestation rate of sample sites within hot-spot area (range)
Latin America0.38%
Central America 0.8–1.5%
Brazilian Amazonian belt
Acre4.4%
Rondônia3.2%
Mato Grosso1.4–2.7%
Pará0.9–2.4%
Colombia-Ecuador border ∼1.5%
Peruvian Andes0.5–1.0%
Africa0.43%
Madagascar1.4–4.7%
Côte d'Ivoire1.1–2.9%
Southeast Asia0.91%
Southeastern Bangladesh2.0%
Central Myanmar∼3.0%
Central Sumatra3.2–5.9%
Southern Vietnam1.2–3.2%
Southeastern Kalimantan1.0–2.7%