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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleGlobal Forest Resources Assessment 2010
2nd TitleEvaluation des ressources forestières mondiales 2010; La Evaluación de los Recursos Forestales Mundiales 2010
CreatorFAO Forestry Department
DescriptionFRA 2010 will provide a comprehensive picture of the extent of forests and other wooded land, their condition, management and uses; FRA 2010 will cover all the seven thematic elements of sustainable forest management: (1) Extent of forest resources; (2) Biological diversity; (3) Forest health and vitality; (4) Productive functions of forest resources; (5) Protective functions of forest resources; (6) Socio-economic functions; (7) Legal, policy and institutional framework. Moreover, FRA 2010 is designed to cover the forest-related information needs for monitoring progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Objectives on Forests of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) and the Millennium Development Goals. The FRA 2010 process was officially launched during a global workshop in Rome (3-7 March 2008). In addition to the traditional collection of country information through questionnaires and thematic studies, a complementary global remote sensing survey will be carried out in partnership with countries and other organizations. It aims at improving the knowledge about land-use change dynamics, including deforestation, afforestation and natural expansion of forests. Within the FRA process, FAO is committed to strengthening the existing global and regional networks of National Correspondents and to further harmonizing forest reporting with other organizations.
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish
Keywordsremote sensing survey; forest resources; FRA2010; FRA; Forest Resources Assessment; biodiversity; forest health; forest protection
TypeCountry data, Databases, Datasets, Statistics, Publications
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 Published: February 16 2009 | Last updated: November 19 2015