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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much of the earth’s surface is forested?

    • ​​Forests cover 31 percent of the world's land surface, just over 4 billion hectares. (One hectare = 2.47 acres.) This is down from the pre-industrial area of 5.9 billion hectares.

  2. ​How are our forests distributed across the world regions?

    • ​​Europe: 25.07%, South America: 20.8%, Africa: 15.68%, Asia: 15.34%, Oceania: 4.5%

  3. ​What is the largest forested area in the world?

    • ​​Amazon. The undisputed number 1 is probably the most famous forest on earth is the South American Amazon. The forest of all forests, with its fabulous 5,500,000 km² , not only has the largest area, but is also home to one in ten species existing on earth.

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