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Table 4 Contribution of deforestation and degradation of primary forests to total forest emissions

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

  2000–2005 2005–2010 2010–2015
Def. Deg. Def. Deg. Def. Deg.
Area (km2) 3832 15,157 6975 19,832 9908 29,272
Biomass loss (MgC) 63,709,538 33,235,831 116,081,439 39,374,186 168,515,864 56,426,709
Tons CO2 equivalent 233,176,909 121,643,141 424,858,067 144,109,521 616,768,062 206,521,755
% of total CO2 emissions 65.7 34.3 74.7 25.3 74.9 25.1