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Biomes

The essential data about biomes explained in 8 infographics. Detailed maps and charts covering terrestrial and ocean biomes, global ecology, forest land as percentage of total land area 1990 and 2016, world forest area 1990 - 2015 and more. Learn the truth about biomes and how it relates to the state of the world on The Global Education Project website with un-biased facts from the most reliable sources.
Terrestrial and Ocean Biomes Evidence is growing that the thermohaline circulation, driven by temperature and salinity, could be slowed or stopped by cold fresh water inputs to the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans, diluting the salt concentration in the ocean. This could occur if...
Global Ecology
Population, pollution, greenhouse gases and deforestation are creating never before seen changes in Earth's living systems—including a cultural and species extinction rate that is the highest in the planet's history.
Forest Land As Percentage of Total Land Area 1990 and 2016
World Forest Area 1990 - 2015
Global Forest There are just under 40,000,000 sq. km of forest area remaining on Earth. Of the remaining primary forests, only ~18% are in legally protected forests, which is approximately 5% of the original forest estimated to have covered the planet 8,000 years...
Primary and Protected Forests Almost three quarters of Earth's remaining primary forests are in just ten countries. In addition to the countries shown in the above chart, there are only 0.46 million sq km in Indonesia, 0.45 in Venezuela, 0.36 in Bolivia, and 0.33 in Mexico. A...
Forests of British Columbia The area of British Columbia is about 95 million hectares. About 55% to 60% of the area is forest. (This precentage varies, depending on what is included; for example, federal land, Indian reserve, private land or water bodies.) Also counted as forest...
Old Forests of British Columbia Forest areas with the potential to grow very large trees are extremely rare in Britsh Columbia. Old forests on these sites are almost extinguished and will not recover from logging. "As much as 80% of the area of old forests consists of relatively...


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