Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 - How are the world’s forests changing?
Forested areas have decreased but rate of net forest loss has been cut by 50%.
- The extent of the world’s forest continues to decline as human populations continue to grow and demand for food and land increases.
Implementing sustainable forest management practices requires sound policies and positive returns on investment to encourage adoption.
Governments, private companies, communities, civil society and international organizations must invest in forest management to ensure a steady supply of forest goods and services for future generations.