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Forests

  • By: Thorkil Casse
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Globally the forest area covers 4 billion hectares of land or 30% of all land on earth. Deforestation, defined as the removal of the canopy to less than 10%, has declined marginally from 1990–2000 to 2000–2010, although in absolute terms the ...

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