Reforestation in Burkina Faso (US Dept of Agriculture)
This is a list of Global nations, listed by the amount of land (km2) that has been reforested, between 1990 and 2010, the latest data available. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) state that they put together this dataset approximately every 5 to 10 years, so it is unclear as to when a new dataset will be released.
If your country is not listed on this page, then it may have had some re-forestation, and may therefore be included on our list of The Most De-Forested Countries In The World.
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|Country||km2 Forested – 1990 ||km2 Forested – 2010 ||% Change|
|8||Republic of Ireland||4,650||7,390||58.9|
|18||United Arab Emirates||2,450||3,170||29.4|
|39||St. Vincent and the Grenadines||250||270||8.0|
|42||Republic of Cyprus||1,610||1,730||7.5|
Global Countries With No Change In Overall Forested Area Between 1990 and 2010
|Country||km2 Forested in both 1990 and 2010 |
|Antigua and Barbuda||100|
|British Virgin Islands||40|
|Isle of Man||30|
|Occupied Palestinian Territory||90|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||110|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||30|
|Sao Tome and Principe||270|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||340|
|Wallis and Futuna Islands||60|
 “ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS: Forests” United Nations Statistics Division – Statistics compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Last updated by the United Nations in December 2010, last retrieved by BlatantWorld.com on 21 January 2015.
Forest includes natural forests and forest plantations. It is used to refer to land with a tree canopy cover of more than 10 per cent and area of more than 0.5 ha. Forests are determined both by the presence of trees and the absence of other predominant land uses. The trees should be able to reach a minimum height of 5 m. Young stands that have not yet but are expected to reach a crown density of 10 percent and tree height of 5 m are included under forest, as are temporarily unstocked areas. The term includes forests used for purposes of production, protection, multiple-use or conservation (i.e. forest in national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas), as well as forests stands on agricultral lands (e.g. windbreaks and shelterbelts of trees with a width of more than 20 m), and rubberwood plantations and cork oak stands. The term specifically excludes stands of trees established primarily for agricultural production, for example fruit tree plantations. It also excludes trees planted in agroforestry systems.
Data Quality: Although there is an agreed and clear definition of forest, not all countries apply this definition. In many northern countries, areas with a crown cover of less than 20% are not considered as real forest land. ‘Temporarily unstocked areas’ refer to areas that have been designated as forest area, but not yet planted, or more often, areas where storm or fire has removed a large part of the forest cover. Unless aggressively restocked with trees, such areas can take a long time to re-establish forests naturally.