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Deforestation is increasing we are destroying the last forests

Myth: Deforestation is increasing we are destroying the last forests

Fact:

The global rate of deforestation is decreasing.
Forest areas are growing in Europe

Over 400,000 hectares of forest each year in Europe

- 30,6% of the total land area of the planet is covered by forests
- 4,000 million hectares of forests
- 0,6 hectares per inhabitant

The rate of deforestation is decreasing.

The net loss of forests in the world has been reduced quite considerably: it has gone from 7.3 million hectares per annum in the 1990s to 3.3 million hectares per annum in the period 2010-2015.

In the period 2010-2015, in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North and Central America forests have grown:

- Europe +1.900.000 hectares
- Asia +4.000.000 hectares
- Northe and Central America +400.000 hectares
- Oceania +1.500.000 hectares

FAO: Global Forest Resource Assessment 2015

 
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