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%. 

Challenges remain

  • 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.

Date: 07/09/2015
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