Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000 and 2002 editions.

Figure 2.16. Average annual change in the extent of forest in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries, 1981-90.

FAO (1993, 1995).
Forest consists of the sum of natural forest and plantation area categories for tropical and temperate developing countries.