Table 4: Change in forest cover 1990-2000

The tables show the forest cover in 1990 and 2000 as well as the estimated change between 1990 and 2000. FAO made adjustments to the standard reference years 1990 and 2000 based on available national statistics (see also Tables 2 and 5). "Total forest" is the sum of natural forest and plantations. "Forest cover change" is the net change in forests and includes expansion of plantations, and losses and gains in the area of natural forests. Changes to FRA 2000 estimates have been included up to 19 January 2001. The statistics will be updated as new information becomes available; latest updates are posted on the FAO Forestry Web site(<br><br> <center><h4>FRA Global table 4:<br>Change in forest cover 1990-2000</h4></center> 

last updated:  Monday, June 3, 2002