Table 1. Net change in the population between 1990 and 2000 and net change in forest cover between 1992 and 2000 for the Republic of Panama.

Variable 1992 2000 Rate of change (% yr−1)
Population 2,326,291† 2,839,177 2.0
Agricultural land cover (km²) 20,894 18,979 −1.2
Total forest cover (km²) 52,528 54,074 0.36
Mature forest cover (km²) 36,245 32,714 −1.3
Old secondary forest cover (km²) 7189 9935 4.1
Young secondary forest cover‡ (km²) 9094 11,425 2.9

†Censused in 1990.
‡Defined as < 5 yr old; also called rastrojo in Panama.