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Map of Frontier Forests in Africa


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.