Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005) is the most comprehensive assessment of forests and forestry to date - not only in terms of the number of countries and people involved, but also in terms of scope. It examines 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 has been 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 subregional workshops. The outcome is better data, a more transparent reporting process and enhanced national capacity in data analysis and reporting.

FRA 2005

Main Report

Key Findings

CD-ROM

Global tables (Excel)

PDF for download:

English French

Spanish Arabic

Chinese Russian

PDF for download:

English French

Spanish Arabic

Chinese Russian

Multilingual CD-ROM containing the main report, key findings, the 229 country reports, global result tables in Excel format, maps, graphs and a PowerPoint presentation. To obtain a copy, please contact: fra@fao.org

XLS for download:

English French

Spanish

In order to facilitate the dissemination of the findings of FRA 2005 to a wider audience, the NGO GreenFacts has summarized the FRA 2005 main report according to a three-level structure of increasing detail.

An English version of the three-level summary of the FRA 2005 Main Report is now online as at:

www.greenfacts.org/en/forests/. Short summaries in French and Spanish are also available online at:

www.greenfacts.org/fr/forets/ and www.greenfacts.org/es/recursos-forestales/ .

last updated:  Friday, September 18, 2009