Facts on Forests and Forestry

  NEW: Read GreenFacts' new Digest on Forests:

1 Introduction – Measuring progress towards sustainable forest management
2 How much forest is there on the planet and at what rate is it disappearing?
3 How can forests affect climate change?
4 What is the biological diversity of the world’s forests?
5 How healthy are the world’s forests?
6 What products are extracted from forests?
7 What are the protective effects of forests?
8 What are the economic and social benefits of forests?
9 Are forests managed in a sustainable way?
10 Conclusions

  A faithful summary of the "Global Forest Resources Assessment"
  produced in 2005 by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). More...


About ForestFacts

ForestFacts presents some facts on environmental aspects of Forests and Forestry,
written by Dr Nicholas Menzies in a language for non-specialists,
using GreenFacts' 3-level structure of increasing details. More...

This draft has not been submitted to the approval of GreenFacts' Scientific Board.
Do not copy or quote.
Please consult GreenFacts' Digest on Forests for peer-reviewed information.


More info on our 3-level structure


Seven Questions on Forests and Forestry

  1. What is a forest?
  2. How much forest is there in the world?
  3. Is the area of forest changing?
  4. What is driving these losses in forest cover?
  5. How do forests influence the environment, the climate and humanity?
  6. What is biodiversity and why is it important?
  7. What are some of the ways in which forests are being managed today?

GreenFacts 3-Levels Structure

Our Forestry study is structured into 3 levels of increasing detail:

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