Table 2. Major global tropical forest areas by country and according to predominant age of underlying geology. Precambrian provinces assigned to forest area in each country given in left column (sensu Goodwin 1996). NFA stands for estimated percentage of national tropical broadleaved forestland area atop Precambrian terranes. See Methods for further coverage details. ARAB-NUB: Arabian-Nubian Shield, BAN: Bhandara Craton, BE-NI: Benin-Nigeria Shield, BS: Brasilian Shield, CAM: Cameroon Shield, CH: Chaillu massif, DHWR: Dharwar Craton, FR: Francevillian Supergroup, GAB: Gabon Shield, GS: Guiana Shield, HIWAN-VIJ: Highland Group, Wanni Complex-Vijayan Complex, KAS: Kasai Angolan Craton, KAT: Katangan Belt, KIB: Kibarides Belt, MAN: Man Shield, MAD: Madagascar Shield, and WC: West Congo.

      
Primarily Precambrian
(> 550 my BP)
NFA % Primarily Phanerozoic
(< 550 my BP)
NFA %
Africa
KAT Burundi 94 BE-NI Benin 43
CAM Cameroon 95 Comoros 0
CAM CAR 57 WC-CH DRC (NE) 1
MAN Cote d'Ivoire 96 CAM DRC (North) 37
GAB-CAM Equatorial Guinea 94 BE-NI Nigeria 39
GAB-FR-CH Gabon 82 WC-CH-FR-CAM Republic of Congo 33
MAN Ghana 90
MAN Guinea 84
MAN Liberia 99
MAD Madagascar 97
KIB Rwanda 92
MAN Sierra Leone 73
BE-NI Togo 95
KIBI Uganda 100  
Asia-Oceania
ARAB-NUB  Seychelles 100 Bangladesh 0
HI-WAN-VIJ Sri Lanka 100 Brunei Darussalam 0
Cambodia 0
BAN India 33
DHWR India 9
  Indonesia 0
  Laos 0
  Malaysia 0
  Mauritius 0
  Myanmar 0
  Palau 0
  Papua New Guinea 0
  Philippines 0
  Samoa 0
  Solomon Islands 0
  Thailand 0
  Tonga 0
  Vanuatu 0
    Vietnam 0
Americas  
BS Brazil (Central) 41 Belize 0
GS Brazil (North) 14 BS Bolivia 11
GS French Guiana 100 GS Colombia 16
GS Guyana 100 Costa Rica 0
GS Suriname 100 Dominica 0
GS Venezuela 52 Dominican Republic 0
Ecuador 0
Fiji 0
Grenada 0
Guatemala 0
Haiti 0
Honduras 0
  Jamaica 0
  Mexico 0
  Nicaragua 0
  Panama 0
  Peru 0
  St. Lucia 0
Trinidad & Tobago 0