Forest Cover – Current and Past


Forest Cover – Current and Past


Deforestation Since Neolithic Era

The forest cover shown for 7,000 B.C. is the “estimated extent of closed forest assuming today‚Äôs climatic conditions.”

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© 2007 Amber Mahone


GIS data is from World Resources Institute [1]:

  • Current forest, eastern hemisphere
  • Current forest, western hemisphere
  • Frontier Forests

The original forest cover data was published in “The Last Frontier Forests: Ecosystems and Economies on the Edge.” Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, 1997.

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