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Regional Overview of Central America
TABLE 36. ESTIMATES OF CLOSED AND OPEN FOREST RESOURCES
AND CONVERSION IN CENTRAL AMERICA
(after FAO, Forest resources assessment 1990: tropical countries, 1993)
   
Country
Closed and open
forest area
1990 (kmē)
% of
land area
% deforested
since 1980
Average annual
deforestation (kmē)
1980-1990
Guatemala 42,250 39 16.1 813
Belize 19,960 88 2.4 50
Honduras 46,050 41 19.5 1115
El Salvador 1230 6 20.6 32
Nicaragua 60,130 51 17.1 1241
Costa Rica 14,280 28 25.7 495
Panama 31,170 41 17.1 644