Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page


APPENDIX 5: FOREST COVER AND CHANGE 1990 - 1995 IN SAHELIAN AND NORTH-SUDANIAN AFRICA

Country

Total Forest 1990
Thousand ha

Total Forest 1995
Thousand ha

Total Change 1990-95
Thousand ha

Annual Change
Thousand ha

Annual Change rate (%)

Burkina Faso

4 431

4 271

-160

-32

-0.7

Cape Verde

16

47

31

6

24.0

Chad

11 496

11 025

-471

-94

-0.8

Gambia

95

91

-4

-1

-0.9

Guinea-Bissau

2 361

2 309

-52

-10

-0.4

Mali

12 154

11 585

-569

-114

-1.0

Mauritania

556

556

0

0

0.0

Niger

2 562

2 562

0

0

0.0

Senegal

7 629

7 381

-248

-50

-0.7

Total West Sahelian Africa

41 300

39 827

-1 473

-295

-0.7

Djibouti

22

22

0

0

0.0

Eritrea

282

282

0

0

0.0

Ethiopia

13 891

13 579

-312

-62

-0.5

Kenya

1 309

1 292

-17

-3

-0.3

Somalia

760

754

-6

-1

-0.2

Sudan

43 376

41 613

-1 763

-353

-0.8

Total East Sahelian Africa

59 640

57 542

-2 098

-420

-0.7

Benin

4 923

4 625

-298

-60

-1.2

Cameroon

20 244

19 598

-646

-129

-0.6

Côte d’Ivoire

5 623

5 469

-154

-31

-0.6

Ghana

9 608

9 022

-586

-117

-1.3

Guinea

6 741

6 367

-374

-75

-1.1

Nigeria

14 387

13 780

-607

-121

-0.9

Togo

1 338

1 245

-93

-19

-1.4

Total Gulf of Guinea States

62 864

60 106

-2 758

-552

-0.9

Notes: numbers may not tally due to rounding; the sub-regional breakdown reflects ecogeographic zones, not economic or political groupings.

FAO definitions of forest apply here

Source: State of the World’s Forests, FAO, 1999


Previous Page Top of Page Next Page