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252 G Biosphere-anthroposphere linkages: The Overexploitation Syndrome

Current primary forests

Primary forest losses during the last 3,000 years

Figure G 1.3-1

Distribution of primary forest and forest types.

Source: Cassel-Gintz et al, 1999

Change in forest area

(1990–1995) [% year -1 ]

-10% – -6%

-6% – -3%

-3% – 0%

>0%

No data

Figure G 1.3-2

Annual rate of forest cover change between 1990 and 1995.

Source: Cassel-Gintz et al, 1999

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