The world’s forests: a wealth of biodiversity


Forests are home to an estimated 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. However, this biodiversity is under serious threat from deforestation, forest degradation and climate change.

Managing forests sustainably, and restoring them when needed, is crucial for people, biodiversity and climate.

On the occasion of the International Day of Forests 2020, here’s a selection of recently published and forthcoming publications highlighting FAO’s work and research for a more sustainable use and management of forest resources.

Also forthcoming

Additional reading

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