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DATA INSIGHTS

Tree Cover Loss (TCL) per Country

PERFORMANCE OF COUNTRY IN SECURING FOREST LAND

Tree cover loss (TCL) represents the total area of tree loss in each country and is measured on a scale from 0-100, (100 being the best). Key drivers of TCL include commodity-driven deforestation, shifting agriculture, forestry, wildfire, and urbanisation.


These are all related to human activity and have varying importance depending on the location. Commodity-driven deforestation is caused by human activities (i.e. agricultural expansion, mining and oil extraction) and is the major driver especially in the tropical forests of Latin America and Southeast Asia.


Shifting agriculture or slash-and-burn is still practised in Africa and Asia and is the dominant driver of tree cover loss in the former. In North America and Europe, forestry and wildfire are the major cause of tree cover loss.


The number of threatened species highly correlates with TCL in each country. Indonesia and Madagascar, the two top countries with most threatened mammal species (191 and 121 species, respectively) are facing severe TCL. Approximately 90% of the represented countries are underperforming with a TCL score less than 50 (half of the best possible performance). More efforts to manage and protect forests in a sustainable way should be dedicated to these regions.

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Tree Cover Loss (TCL) per Country

PERFORMANCE OF COUNTRY IN SECURING FOREST LAND

Tree Cover Loss (TCL) per Country

Tree cover loss (TCL) represents the total area of tree loss in each country and is measured on a scale from 0-100, (100 being the best). Key drivers of TCL include commodity-driven deforestation, shifting agriculture, forestry, wildfire, and urbanisation.


These are all related to human activity and have varying importance depending on the location. Commodity-driven deforestation is caused by human activities (i.e. agricultural expansion, mining and oil extraction) and is the major driver especially in the tropical forests of Latin America and Southeast Asia.


Shifting agriculture or slash-and-burn is still practised in Africa and Asia and is the dominant driver of tree cover loss in the former. In North America and Europe, forestry and wildfire are the major cause of tree cover loss.


The number of threatened species highly correlates with TCL in each country. Indonesia and Madagascar, the two top countries with most threatened mammal species (191 and 121 species, respectively) are facing severe TCL. Approximately 90% of the represented countries are underperforming with a TCL score less than 50 (half of the best possible performance). More efforts to manage and protect forests in a sustainable way should be dedicated to these regions.

Sustainable Forest Management

PROGRESS TOWARDS PROTECTION OF FORESTS

The establishment of protected forests is an effective way to conserve biodiversity as it restricts severely damaging human activities such as logging or extractive industries. Increasing the proportion of forest area under legal protection also helps prevent and deter illegal logging and poaching. 


The plot shows the percentage of forests covered by legally protected areas in various regions. Southern Africa, South America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South-Eastern Asia have a higher percentage of protected forest areas because of historically high levels of uncontrolled deforestation. However, European and American regions have a lower proportion of legally protected area because a significant amount of forests are privately owned and thus need less public protection.


Indigenous communities play an important role in the conservation of biodiversity. Indigenous people steward around 80% of the world’s biodiversity on their aggregated territories. This presents an opportunity for the world to incorporate indigenous knowledge into the development of sustainable forest management. If legal protection is not the only way to conserve forests, it provides an accurate snapshot of forests’ status across the world today.

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Sustainable Forest Management

PROGRESS TOWARDS PROTECTION OF FORESTS

Tree Cover Loss (TCL) per Country

The establishment of protected forests is an effective way to conserve biodiversity as it restricts severely damaging human activities such as logging or extractive industries. Increasing the proportion of forest area under legal protection also helps prevent and deter illegal logging and poaching. 


The plot shows the percentage of forests covered by legally protected areas in various regions. Southern Africa, South America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South-Eastern Asia have a higher percentage of protected forest areas because of historically high levels of uncontrolled deforestation. However, European and American regions have a lower proportion of legally protected area because a significant amount of forests are privately owned and thus need less public protection.


Indigenous communities play an important role in the conservation of biodiversity. Indigenous people steward around 80% of the world’s biodiversity on their aggregated territories. This presents an opportunity for the world to incorporate indigenous knowledge into the development of sustainable forest management. If legal protection is not the only way to conserve forests, it provides an accurate snapshot of forests’ status across the world today.

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