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The Forest Land Use Data Explorer (FLUDE) is an online platform intended to make it easy to access and analyze forest land use and forest resource data. Most of the forest land use and resource data come from the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015.

However, forest resource change generally happens as a result in changes outside the forest – for example, demands for agricultural land, urban use, mining or infrastructure development.

The FLUDE also provides access to many databases that relate to forests, including agriculture, rangelands, demographics, market prices, land use classifications and maps. It allows you as the user to download data or assemble and analyze data to explore the complex world of forest land use change.

We hope that you take advantage of the analytical power that the FLUDE allows – particularly the access and integration of multiple land use-related datasets.


FRA 2015 data is available in several different forms. Click the button to download the whole dataset in .csv format. You can also download the Desk Reference to access the data summary in a .pdf format. To download the data selectively by topic, access the FLUDE platform.



FOREST EUROPE (The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European political process for the sustainable management of the continent's forests. 
UN Economic Commission for Europe: We monitor the state of forests in the region, help in developing evidence-based policies for sustainable forest management, communicate about the many products and ecosystem services provided to society and assist countries to monitor and manage forests
The Montreal Process: The Montreal Process, through its Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management provides its member countries with an internationally agreed, locally supported tool to integrate issues as they apply to forests.
Observatoire des Forets dÁfrique Centrale (OFAC). The overall objective of OFAC is to support the Central African Forest Commission to manage the forests of Central Africa in a sustainable manner.
ITTO: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) collects, analyzes and disseminates data on the production and trade of tropical timber and funds projects and other actions aimed at developing industries at both the community and industrial scales.