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Global Forest Resources Assessments

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FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) provides essential information for understanding the extent of forest resources, their condition, management and uses.

FAO has been monitoring the world's forests at 5 to 10 year intervals since 1946.

The Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA) are now produced every five years in an attempt to provide a consistent approach to describing the world's forests and how they are changing. The Assessment is based on two primary sources of data: Country Reports prepared by National Correspondents and remote sensing that is conducted by FAO together with national focal points and regional partners. The scope of the FRA has changed regularly since the first assessment published in 1948. These assessments make an interesting history of global forest interests, both in terms of their substantive content, but also in their changing scope.

For more information, explore this Web site to find past assessments, related publications, an online data explorer, maps, figures along with the FRA Long-Term Strategy (2012-2030) and all the information related to FRA 2015.


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Author(s): Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published: 21 July, 2024

Date added: 15 January, 2024