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Table 7 Study reports on deforestation rates in different parts of Ethiopia

From: Natural resource degradation tendencies in Ethiopia: a review

Local area under vegetation cover Study years Forest cover decline (%) % change year−1 Source
South Wollo 1958–1986 30.6 & 51* 1.1 & 1.8* Tekle and Hedlund (2000)
Northwestern Ethiopian Highlands 1957–1995 98.9 2.6 Zeleke and Hurni (2001)
Awassa watershed 1972–2000 82 2.9 Dessie and Kleman (2007)
Northern Afar ranglands 1972–2007 89.9** 2.6 Tsegaye et al. (2010)
Gish Abay watershed 1957–2001 64 1.5 Bewket and Abebe (2013)
Eastern Ethiopia highlands 1985–2011 63.4* 2.4 Meshesha et al. (2014)
Central rift valley area 1973–2014 56.6 1.4 Ariti et al. (2015)
Gumara watershed, Lake Tana basin 1957–2005 85.3 & 91.4* 1.8 & 1.9* Wubie et al. (2016)
Libokemkem District, South Gonder 1973–2015 82.2 1.9 Demissie et al. (2017)
Andassa watershed, Blue Nile Basin 1985–2015 45 1.6 Gashaw et al. (2017)
Gelda catchment, North Western Ethiopia 1957–2014 83.8 1.5 Hassen and Assen (2017)
South Western Ethiopia 1987–2015 54.4 1.9 Danano et al. (2018)
Muga watershed, Upper Blue Nile basin 1985–2017 21 & 12* 0.7 & 0.4* Belay and Mengistu (2019)
Central highlands of Ethiopia 1957–2017 37.8 0.6 Deribew and Dalacho (2019)
Komto protected forest East Wollega Zone 1991–2019 37.4 1.3 Negassa et al. (2020)
Lake Ziway watershed 1973–2018 76.4** 1.7 Desta and Fetene (2020)
  1. * Shrub lands (areas covered with small trees, bushes and shrubs which are less dense than forests)
  2. ** Woodlands (areas covered by woody plants mainly acacia-dominated species)