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.