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Forest Area

The essential data about forest area explained in 6 infographics. Detailed charts covering change in forest area by region, world forest area 1990 - 2015, global forest, forest land as percentage of total land area 1990 and 2016 and more. Learn the truth about forest area 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.
Change in Forest Area by Region
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...
Forest Land As Percentage of Total Land Area 1990 and 2016
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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