Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA)


FAO has been monitoring the world's forests at 5 to 10 year intervals since 1946.


The Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA) are now produced every five years in an attempt to provide a consistent approach to describing the world’s forests and how they are changing.  The Assessment is based on two primary sources of data: Country Reports prepared by National Correspondents and remote sensing that is conducted by FAO together with national focal points and regional partners.  The scope of the FRA has changed regularly since the first assessment published in 1948.  These assessments make an interesting history of global forest interests, both in terms of their substantive content, but also in their changing scope.

For more information, explore this Web site to find past assessments, related publications, an online database for the most recent assessment (FRA 2010) , maps, figures along with the FRA Long-Term Strategy (2012-2030) and information related to FRA 2015.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at: fra@fao.org.




last updated:  Wednesday, July 31, 2013