how many percent of Colombia's land is occupied by the Amazon rainforest?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The majority of the Amazon Rainforest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, and with minor amounts in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.

    Therefore, 27% or less of the Amazon Rainforest is distributed within the remaining seven-countries. If you take 27% and divide it approximately equally within these seven-countries, it comes out to around 4% for each country.

    Another factor to consider is deforestation rates. Given the current deforestation rates, Colombia loses nearly 200,000 hectares of natural forest, according to figures released by the United Nations in 2003—though the true figure may be higher since an estimated 100,000 hectares of native forest are illegally cleared every year.

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