forest lands coverage

Forest Lands Coverage

Did you know...

  • The world is covered by 9,557,553,850 acres of forests
  • Forest conversion, from forest to non-forest land (crops, roads, etc.) in 2005 was 18,000,000 acres, down from 22,000,000 acres in 2000 and 26,000,000 acres in 1995
  • The United States is the largest producer of wood, but increased forest coverage by 1.5 percent over the past 15 years


Where the World's Forests are Located

forest lands coverage

Source: Forest and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Change in World's Forests 2000 to 2005

forest lands coverage


Continent
% forest lands gained/lost 2000-2005 Country % forest lands gained/lost 2000-2005
Africa -3% China +11%
Asia +1% Indonesia -10%
Canada & USA +.5% Malaysia -3.5%
Europe +.4% United States +.5%
Mexico & Central America -6% Canada 0%
Oceania -1% New Zealand +1%
South America -2.5% Brazil -3%
Ecuador -6.8%


Source: Forest and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations