Table 1. Change in forest cover in Southeast Asia. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (2006).


Annual rate of change (%)
Forest area in 1990 (× 1000 ha) Forest area in 2000 (× 1000 ha) Forest area in 2005 (× 1000 ha) 1990–2000 2000–2005 Proportion of land area (%)
Brunei 313 288 278 –0.80 –0.70 52.8
Cambodia 12,986 11,541 10,447 –1.10 –2.00 59.2
Indonesia 116,567 97,852 88,495 –1.70 –2.00 48.8
Laos 17,314 16,532 16,142 –0.50 –0.50 69.9
Malaysia 22,376 21,591 20,890 –0.40 –0.70 63.6
Myanmar 39,219 34,554 32,222 –1.30 –1.40 49.0
Philippines 10,574 7949 7162 –2.80 –2.10 24.0
Thailand 15,965 14,814 14,520 –0.70 –0.40 28.4
East Timor 966 854 798 –1.20 –1.30 53.7
Vietnam 9363 11,725 12,931 2.30 2.00 39.7