Frontier Regions

Frontier Forests of the World (1997) North and Central America South America Africa Oceania

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Except for the Congo Basin, Africa's frontier forests have largely been destroyed, and most of those remaining are at risk.
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Asia has lost almost 95 percent of its frontier forests, and most of what remains is confined to the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Irian Jaya.
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South America
Logging is the main threat to South America's frontier forests. Only Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, Canada, Colombia, Venezuela, Russia, and French Guiana still have a large proportion of their original forest cover remaining in an unthreatened state.
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North and Central America
North American forest ecosystems store a significant proportion of the global total of biotic carbon and supply much of the world's growing demand for forest products.
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(Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand) A high percentage of Australia's native species live nowhere else on Earth.
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Europe and Russia
Russia contains earth's largest expanse of frontier forest.
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