FAO Forestry Paper 163

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

Main report


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2010




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Contents

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Acknowledgements
Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive Summary
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1. Introduction (Download - 146 KB)

The reporting framework
The scope of FRA 2010
The process
The outputs

2. Extent of forest resources (Download - 871 KB)

Overview
Key findings
Key conclusions
Forest area and forest area change
Forest characteristics
Selected forest types and species groups
Growing stock
Biomass
Carbon stock

3. Forest biological diversity (Download - 392 KB)

Overview
Key findings
Key conclusions
Area of primary forests
Forest area designated for conservation of biological diversity
Area of forest in protected areas
Tree species composition

4. Forest health and vitality  (Download - 325 KB)

Overview
Key findings
Key conclusions
Insects and diseases
Forest fires
Other disturbances

5. Productive functions of forest resources (Download - 469 KB)

Overview
Key findings
Key conclusions
Areas designated for productive functions
Planted forests
Afforestation and reforestation
Removals of wood products
Removals of non-wood forest products

6. Protective functions of forest resources (Download - 150 KB)

Overview
Key findings
Key conclusions
Forest area designated for protective purposes

7. Socio-economic functions of forest resources (Download - 174 KB)

Overview
Key findings
Key conclusions
Ownership and management rights
Public expenditure and revenue collection
Value of wood and non-wood forest product removals
Employment
Area of forest designated for social services

8. Legal, policy and institutional framework (Download - 199 KB)

Overview
Key findings
Key conclusions
Policy and legal framework
Institutional framework
Education and research

9. Progress towards sustainable forest management (Download - 342 KB)

Introduction
Status of forest management
Progress towards sustainable forest management

10. Conclusions (Download - 122 KB)

Scope and coverage of FRA 2010
The FRA 2010 process
Progress towards sustainable forest management
Next steps

Bibliography (Download - 96 KB)

Annex 1: Contributors (Download - 70 KB)
Annex 2: Terms and definitions used in FRA 2010 (Download - 66 KB)
Annex 3: Global tables (Download - 740 KB)
Annex 4: FRA 2010 working papers (Download - 64 KB)
Annex 5: FRA 2010 meetings and workshops (Download - 60 KB)
Annex 6: Earlier global assessments (Download - 220 KB)