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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005) was the most comprehensive assessment of forests and forestry to its date - not only in terms of the number of countries and people involved, but also in terms of scope. It examined the current status and recent trends for about 40 variables covering the extent, condition, uses and values of forests and other wooded land, with the aim of assessing all benefits from forest resources. Information was collated from 229 countries and territories for three points in time: 1990, 2000 and 2005. The results are presented according to six thematic elements of sustainable forest management.

FAO worked closely with countries and specialists in the design and implementation of FRA 2005 - through regular contact, expert consultations, training for national correspondents and ten regional and sub-regional workshops. The outcome was better data, a more transparent reporting process and enhanced national capacity in data analysis and reporting.

The FRA 2005 CD-ROM was released. The CD contains the key findings, main report of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 20005. It also contains the 229 country reports and result tables in Excel format. It is a multi-lingual CD (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). To receive a copy please sends a request to: fra@fao.org

Key outputs

Main Report
Country Reports

Maps and figures

Maps & figures

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