Deforestation rates?

Gautam N. Yadama gautamy at
Tue Jan 24 15:21:03 EST 1995

In article <3fu82v$ksc at>, ala at (Ari Lampinen) says:
>Can anyone point out reliable sources of deforestation rates in developing
>countries, especially Nepal?
>I currently have three figures for annual deforestation rates in Nepal:
>3.9%, 3.0% and 1.0%. It is confusing!
>Also, world tropical deforestation rate estimates vary from 0.8% to 1.8%.


Nepal loses approximately 54,000 ha per year in forests.  This amounts to a loss of 1%.

For deforestation rates in other countries of Asia-Pacific region please refer to a recent publication
from FAO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific:

			Asia Pacific Tropical Forestry: Ecological Disaster or Sustainable Growth?

					-- Y.S. Rao

Y. Gautam

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