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Africa

Map of Frontier Forests in Africa

FRAMES

Regional Overview
Panorama Regional

Definitions used in this study
Definiciones utilizadas en este estudio

Last Frontier Forests
Las Ultimas Fronteras Forestales

Africa Facts

  • Almost 6.8 million square kilometers of Africa was originally forested.
  • Only 8% (0.5 million square kilometers) of Africa's original forest remains as frontier forest.
  • Over 90% of West Africa's original forest has been lost; only a small part of what remains qualifies as frontier forest.
  • 77% of Africa's frontier forest are under moderate or high threat.
  • Logging threatens almost 80% of Africa's threatened frontier forests, while hunting for bushmeat poses an additional threat to one-third of threatened frontier forests.