Definitions used in this study
Definiciones utilizadas en este estudio
Last Frontier Forests
Las Ultimas Fronteras Forestales
- 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.