FRA 2005 - key findings
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.