Previous figures slightly underestimated total forest area and overestimated net annual loss

For FRA 2005, countries were asked to provide information on their forests for three points in time: 1990, 2000 and 2005. Total forest area figures for 1990 and 2000, revised to take into account new and better information provided to FRA 2005, are about 3 percent higher than those estimated in the last global assessment (FRA 2000).

Similarly, the net area change for 1990- 2000 was revised downwards (from -9.4 million hectares per year to -8.9 million) because of new information.

last updated:  Monday, November 13, 2006