Table 1. Percentage forest cover detected in the 1970s (1990 for Chiapas) and mid-2000s, and annual deforestation rates recorded in each study area. Data were derived from analysis of Landsat MSS, TM and ETM+ imagery, and SPOT imagery (in the case of Veracruz and Oaxaca in 2000s). For precise dates of images, see Table 3. Source: Newton and Tejedor (2011).

Study area % Forest cover in early or mid 1970s % Forest cover in 2000s % Annual rate of change
Central Chile 43.3 33.9 -1.7
Southern Argentina 17.3 16.4 -0.17
Northern Argentina 94.0 73.0 -1.3
Veracruz, Mexico 11.3 6.56 -1.22
Oaxaca, Mexico 59.3 56.6 -0.18
Chiapas, Mexico 32.1 31.5 -0.12
1990 for Chiapas