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Europe and Russia

Map of Europe and Russia


Regional Overview
Panorama Regional

Definitions used
Definiciones utilizadas

Last Frontier Forests
Las Ultimas Fronteras Forestales

Europe and Russia Facts

  • Almost 16.5 million square kilometers of forest originally covered Europe and Russia.
  • Nearly all of Europe's and Russia's temperate frontier forests have been lost.
  • Frontier forest in Russia constitutes 26% (3.4 million square kilometers) of the current world's total.
  • Almost 70% of the forests that originally covered Europe has been lost.
  • In Europe, current frontier forests make up only 0.3% of original European forest cover.
  • All of Europe's frontier forests are under moderate or high threat; 80% are primarily threatened from logging.
  • While over 80% of Russia's frontier forests are currently under low or no threat, recent political and economic liberalization may alter their status.