Global Forest Resource Assessment

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"FAO, in cooperation with its member countries, has monitored the world's forests at 5 to 10 year intervals since 1946. These global assessments provide valuable information to policy-makers in countries, to international negotiations, arrangements and organizations related to forests and to the general public. The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010) covers all seven thematic elements of sustainable forest management:

  • Extent of forest resources
  • Forest biological diversity
  • Forest health and vitality
  • Productive functions of forest resources
  • Protective functions of forest resources
  • Socio-economic functions of forests
  • Legal, policy and institutional framework

Information was also collected on trends in forest ownership and management.



  1.  "Global Forest Research Assessment"