Tropical deforestation attributed to beef pasture

hectares, 2001–2014

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    2001 Ranking
    1. Brazil 1,560,764.94
    2. Argentina 104,249.65
    3. Madagascar 85,968.18
    4. Peru 81,075.28
    5. Congo (Kinshasa) 49,043.92
    6. Honduras 40,428.79
    7. Angola 39,924.18
    8. Central African Republic 31,097.81
    9. Zambia 30,697.27
    10. Cambodia 28,747.18
    11. Nigeria 24,340.40
    12. Burma (Myanmar) 21,104.55
    13. Tanzania 15,998.13
    14. Venezuela 14,449.60
    15. Malaysia 14,216.63
    16. Congo (Brazzaville) 11,535.22
    17. Zimbabwe 10,706.01
    18. Mexico 10,538.80
    19. Mozambique 10,022.20
    20. Papua New Guinea 9,683.22
    21. Cameroon 7,626.20
    22. Nicaragua 6,505.50
    23. Thailand 5,873.84
    24. Kenya 5,615.23
    25. Dominican Republic 5,418.60
    26. Ivory Coast 5,075.87
    27. El Salvador 4,340.49
    28. Philippines 4,151.43
    29. Bangladesh 4,127.92
    30. Togo 3,146.66
    31. Gabon 2,759.06
    32. Swaziland 2,605.66
    33. Haiti 1,788.05
    34. Guatemala 1,576.06
    35. Nepal 1,460.56
    36. Sri Lanka 1,357.47
    37. Liberia 1,214.05
    38. Vietnam 1,173.69
    39. Uganda 1,022.28
    40. Ethiopia 965.42
    41. Chad 849.66
    42. Jamaica 650.68
    43. Namibia 627.50
    44. Guyana 578.73
    45. Trinidad and Tobago 576.21
    46. Guinea 423.37
    47. Equatorial Guinea 393.31
    48. Guinea Bissau 361.79
    49. Benin 333.36
    50. Brunei 312.68
    51. Solomon Islands 310.85
    52. Somalia 261.09
    53. Belize 242.21
    54. Botswana 233.45
    55. Bhutan 232.88
    56. Ghana 192.81
    57. Mali 185.25
    58. Malawi 173.18
    59. Sierra Leone 107.83
    60. Bahamas 74.51
    61. Senegal 38.28
    62. Mauritania 33.59
    63. Timor Leste 19.01
    64. Burkina Faso 12.99
    65. Eritrea 0.63
    66. Niger 0.44
    2014 Ranking
    1. Brazil 1,254,297.72
    2. Colombia 65,206.44
    3. Argentina 54,335.64
    4. Guatemala 44,822.65
    5. Nigeria 34,580.43
    6. India 31,005.72
    7. Congo (Kinshasa) 28,623.97
    8. Venezuela 27,712.74
    9. Tanzania 21,903.19
    10. Malaysia 21,723.30
    11. Papua New Guinea 20,381.29
    12. Thailand 20,221.70
    13. Bolivia 17,757.74
    14. Paraguay 17,298.82
    15. Mozambique 16,888.67
    16. Angola 14,851.04
    17. Mexico 14,306.55
    18. Peru 13,824.95
    19. Burma (Myanmar) 13,537.35
    20. Congo (Brazzaville) 13,266.86
    21. Madagascar 12,706.83
    22. Kenya 10,933.90
    23. Cameroon 9,433.23
    24. Nicaragua 9,391.96
    25. Vietnam 9,123.75
    26. Honduras 8,105.58
    27. Ghana 7,248.72
    28. Chad 7,105.54
    29. Philippines 6,694.95
    30. Panama 6,422.37
    31. Costa Rica 5,895.38
    32. Ivory Coast 5,369.54
    33. Laos 5,228.11
    34. Uganda 3,846.78
    35. Zimbabwe 3,793.09
    36. Ethiopia 3,527.64
    37. Zambia 3,262.87
    38. Sri Lanka 2,884.70
    39. Togo 2,643.89
    40. Benin 2,406.81
    41. Bangladesh 1,959.14
    42. Cambodia 1,882.77
    43. Gabon 1,726.68
    44. Malawi 1,589.00
    45. Central African Republic 1,522.26
    46. Guinea 1,316.09
    47. Haiti 982.27
    48. Bhutan 959.15
    49. Dominican Republic 844.02
    50. Liberia 829.51
    51. Brunei 781.94
    52. Mali 708.44
    53. Nepal 652.12
    54. Sierra Leone 603.65
    55. Burundi 478.74
    56. Timor Leste 351.20
    57. Guinea Bissau 334.56
    58. Swaziland 305.67
    59. Senegal 281.15
    60. Equatorial Guinea 166.85
    61. Belize 163.89
    62. Rwanda 163.52
    63. Somalia 157.75
    64. Trinidad and Tobago 144.25
    65. Jamaica 144.11
    66. Suriname 83.94
    67. Guyana 52.07
    68. El Salvador 16.99
    69. Namibia 14.62
    70. Gambia 4.63
    71. Botswana 2.40
    72. Burkina Faso 1.93

    Tropical forest loss attributed to the expansion of beef production]. Forest loss is complete removal of tree cover exceeding 5 meters in height and 25 percent of canopy cover.

    Source: Florence Pendrill, U. Martin Persson, Javier Godar, Thomas Kastner, Daniel Moran, Sarah Schmidt, Richard Wood, Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions, Global Environmental Change, Volume 56, 2019, Pages 1-10.