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DATA INSIGHTS

Tree Cover Loss (TCL) per Country

PERFORMANCE OF COUNTRY IN SECURING FOREST LAND

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Tree Cover Loss (TCL) per Country

PERFORMANCE OF COUNTRY IN SECURING FOREST LAND

Tree cover loss (TCL) measures the total area of tree loss in each country. It is measured on a scale from 0-100, 100 being the best score. It compares the amount of forested surface in a country between 2000 and 2016. TCL provides an accurate score of how much forest a country has lost in this interval. Note that this indicator does not include tree gains but focuses on tree loss, as a replaced tree is not equivalent to old growth.


This chart represents the TCL value for each country in alphabetical order (outer layer) with subdivisions per regions > sub-regions > countries. The size of each tile represents the TCL score of the respective country. Click on the inner layers (region/sub-region) to see how countries and regions compare. Tap at the centre (step-by-step) to bring the chart back to its default position.


For instance, Tajikistan (at 5 o’clock) with a TCL score of 85 stands as the second best in Central Asia, indicating stability in its tree cover. On the other hand, Honduras (3 o’clock), with a score of 4 has seen a lot of variation in its tree cover between 2000 and 2016.


Key drivers of tree cover loss include commodity-driven deforestation (such as mining, agricultural expansion or timber products), shifting agriculture practices, forestry, wildfire, and urbanisation. These are all related to human activity and have varying importance depending on the location.


Slash-and-burn agriculture is still widespread 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 causes of tree cover loss.


The number of threatened species highly correlates with TCL in each country. Indonesia and Madagascar, the two countries with most threatened mammal species (191 and 121 species respectively), are facing severe TCL.


Approximately 90% of all represented countries are underperforming, with TCL scores under 50 (half of the best possible performance). More efforts to manage and protect forests in a sustainable way should be dedicated across the globe. (Source: EPI, Global Forest Watch, 2018)

Sustainable Forest Management

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Sustainable Forest Management

PROGRESS TOWARDS PROTECTION OF FORESTS

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


This treemap visualisation shows the percentage of legally protected forests according to regions and countries. Each box represents a country and the size of the box represents the indicator value (% of forests protected). The bigger the box, the higher the percentage of forests covered with protection in respective country relative to others. Hover over and click on the treemap to see country-specific numbers or zoom out by click on the top-right superior geographical unit.


Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as South-Eastern Asia have a relatively higher percentage of protected forest areas as a response to historically high levels of uncontrolled deforestation. Europe and North America face different challenges, the majority of forests falling under private protection needing less public attention. 


It is important to note that indigenous communities play an important role in the conservation of forests and 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. (Source: SDG 15, 2015)

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