Forest area as a proportion of total land area
Last updated on 1 February 2022
This indicator is currently classified as Tier I. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the Custodian agency for this indicator.
Unit of measure: Forest area of total land area (in %)
Official indicator data
The indicator provides a measure of the relative extent of forest in a country.
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Other related indicators on Land Portal
In addition to the official indicator data, the following indicators provide information on forest land, indigenous as well as individual forest tenure.
Number of years
|Countries / Obs||Min / Max Value|
|Forest land designated by governments for Indigenous Peoples and local communities|
|Forest land owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities|
|Forest land owned by individuals and firms|
|Indigenous rights to land & forest are (i) recognized and (ii) protected in practice|
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