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Table 2 Total core and degraded forest types for 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015, with percent of total forest area. Forest gain is included to the 2015 forest cover

From: Using fragmentation to assess degradation of forest edges in Democratic Republic of Congo

Fragmentation class 2000 2005 2010 2015
Km2 % of forest Km2 % of forest Km2 % of forest Km2 % of forest
Core 827,824 79.4 814,319 78.4 798,604 77.4 775,755 75.9
Inner edge 81,785 7.8 90,946 8.8 98,170 9.5 108,012 10.6
Outer edge 97,399 9.3 97,483 9.4 97,953 9.5 98,675 9.7
Patch forest 35,156 3.4 35,584 3.4 36,629 3.6 39,006 3.8
Total forest 1,042,164   1,038,332   1,031,356   1,021,447