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APPENDIX 1 - BASIC DATA FOR LOW FOREST COVER ANALYSIS

Included in this Appendix is a matrix using the best available global data on land area, Forest and Other Wooded Lands and Original forest area where:

Forest Land - Land with tree crown cover (or equivalent stocking level) of more than 10 percent and area of more than 0.5 ha. The trees should be able to reach a minimum height of 5 m at maturity in situ. May consist either of closed forest formations where trees of various storeys and undergrowth cover a high portion of the ground; or of open forest formations with a continuous vegetation cover in which tree cover exceeds 10 percent. Young natural stands and all plantations established for forestry purposes which have yet to reach a crown density of 10 percent or tree height of 5 m are included under forest, as are temporarily unstocked as a result of human intervention or natural causes but which are expected to revert to forest. Includes: Forest nurseries and seed orchards that constitute an integral part of the forest; forest roads, cleared tracts, firebreaks, and other small open areas within the forest; forest in national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas such as those of special environmental, scientific, historical, cultural, or spiritual interest; windbreaks and shetlterbelts of trees with an area of more than 0.5 ha and a width of more than 20 m. Rubberwood plantations and cork oak stands are included. Excludes: Land predominantly used for agricultural practices (UN-ECE/FAO 1997).

Other Wooded Land - Land either with a tree crown cover (or equivalent stocking level) of 5-10 percent of trees able to reach a height of 5 m at maturity in situ; or a crown cover (or equivalent stocking level) of more than 10 percent of trees not able to reach a height of 5 m at maturity in situ (e.g. dwarf or stunted trees) and shrub or bush cover. Excludes: Areas having the tree, shrub or bush cover specified above but of less than 0.5 ha and width of 20 m, which are classed under "other land"; Land predominately used for agricultural practices (UN-ECE 1997).

Original Forest Land - That estimated to have covered the planet about 8,000 years ago, before large-scale disturbance by modern society began. (http://www.wri.org/ffi/lff-eng/)

The reader is cautioned in using this information. The table should not be used beyond an example until its contents are verified by the primary sources and data providers. In particular the Original Forest estimates and the Forest Land estimates for Kuwait, Mauritius, Saint Helena, Suriname, Turmenistan, and Uruguay need to be verified in addition to the population estimates for Macedonia. Also not listed are countries that have been void of forests for some time including Oman, Qatar, etc.

Country

Population
(1000)

Total
Area
(1000 ha)

FOWL
(1000 ha)

Forest
Land
(1000 ha)

FOWL/
Total
Area
%

Forest
Land/
Total Area
%

FOWL/
Capita

Original
Forest
(1000 ha)

Forest/
Original Forest
%

Afghanistan

21354

65209

2614

1398

4.01

2.14

0.122

2679

52.18

Albania

3119

2729

1048

1030

38.40

37.74

0.336

2863

35.98

Algeria

30081

238174

3945

1861

1.66

0.78

0.131

36943

5.04

Angola

12092

124670

77198

22200

61.92

17.81

6.384

105994

20.94

Antigua and Barbuda

67

44

26

9

59.09

20.45

0.388

27

33.33

Argentina

36123

273669

50936

33942

18.61

12.40

1.410

109707

30.94

Armenia

3536

2820

334

334

11.84

11.84

0.094

1209

27.63

Australia

18520

764444

145613

40908

19.05

5.35

7.862

231470

17.67

Austria

8140

8254

3924

3840

47.54

46.52

0.482

7928

48.44

Azerbaijan

7669

8660

990

990

11.43

11.43

0.129

2981

33.21

Bahamas

296

1001

186

158

18.58

15.78

0.628

1363

11.59

Bangladesh

124774

13017

1472

1010

11.31

7.76

0.012

13648

7.40

Barbados

268

43

5

0

11.63

0.00

0.019

14

0.00

Belarus

10315

20700

8936

7865

43.17

38.00

0.866

19930

39.46

Belgium

10141

3025

672

646

22.21

21.36

0.066

2904

22.25

Belize

230

2280

2117

1962

92.85

86.05

9.204

2240

87.59

Benin

5781

11262

11497

4625

102.09

41.07

1.989

11591

39.90

Bhutan

2004

4700

3168

2756

67.40

58.64

1.581

3204

86.02

Bolivia

7957

108438

57977

48310

53.47

44.55

7.286

76979

62.76

Costa Rica

3841

5106

1569

1248

30.73

24.44

0.408

5125

24.35

Croatia

4481

5598

2105

1775

37.60

31.71

0.470

5526

32.12

Cuba

11116

10982

3262

1842

29.70

16.77

0.293

10969

16.79

Cyprus

771

924

280

140

30.30

15.15

0.363

1017

13.77

Czech Republic

10282

7735

2630

2630

34.00

34.00

0.256

7860

33.46

Côte d'Ivoire

14292

31800

18952

5469

59.60

17.20

1.326

31992

17.09

Dem. Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

49139

226760

166076

109245

73.24

48.18

3.380

227911

47.93

Denmark

5270

4253

538

445

12.65

10.46

0.102

4342

10.25

Djibouti

623

2318

1320

22

56.95

0.95

2.119

81

27.16

Dominica

71

75

50

46

66.67

61.33

0.704

61

75.41

Dominican Republic

8232

4838

1582

1582

32.70

32.70

0.192

4826

32.78

Ecuador

12175

27684

15576

11137

56.26

40.23

1.279

22222

50.12

Egypt

65978

99545

34

34

0.03

0.03

0.001

1018

3.34

El Salvador

6032

2072

890

105

42.95

5.07

0.148

2066

5.08

Equatorial Guinea

431

2805

2719

1781

96.93

63.49

6.309

2535

70.26

Eritrea

3577

10100

282

282

2.79

2.79

0.079

5677

4.97

Estonia

1429

4227

2011

2011

47.58

47.58

1.407

4249

47.33

Ethiopia

59649

100000

41991

13579

41.99

13.58

0.704

56950

23.84

Fiji

796

1827

859

835

47.02

45.70

1.079

2345

35.61

Finland

5154

30462

22605

21720

74.21

71.30

4.386

30546

71.11

France

58683

54325

16989

15156

31.27

27.90

0.290

53785

28.18

French Guyana

167

8815

8318

7990

94.36

90.64

49.808

8370

95.46

French Polynesia

227

366

115

0

31.42

0.00

0.507

18

0.00

 

[Introcuction][General Findings][An Analysis of Possible Definition]
[Some Final Notes
][Acknowledgements][Reference]
[Appendix 1-Basic Data For Low Forest Ccver Analyse]