To use the database, you must select a country from the list. Information options for that country will then appear. You can select
the topics that interest you and that information will be displayed.
Numerous forest statistics are provided by the database. There are also maps for every country that show the forest covering for the country. The maps are colored based on what type of forest is present in an area.
Many of the developing regions of the world are rapidly losing their forested areas. In order to develop and industrialize, these areas have had to sell their natural
resources, including forests.
The wealthier countries destroyed much of their forest lands long ago. Now, these countries are able to use wood from forests in poorer countries and in many cases these rich countries are no longer seeing their total forest area decrease.
Additional information is available for each region of the world in the