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Regional Overview of Mexico
Table 27. Deforestation rate by type of closed forest

Forest
type


Estimated
area (kmē)


Deforestation
kmē/yr)


Deforestation
rate (%/yr)

Temperate coniferous 169,000 1630 0.96
Temperate broadleaved 88,000 820 0.93
Tropical evergreen 97,000 2370 2.44
Tropical deciduous 161,000 3220 2.00
Total 515,000 8040 1.56
       
Source: after Masera, Ordóņez and Dirzo (1995).