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Good news on deforestation

November 14, 2006


This picture from the Forest Identity study by the University of Helsinki shows the future of the worlds forests may not be as bad as previously feared.

The study measures timber volumes, biomass and captured carbon – not just land areas covered by trees and the team of researchers say its Forest Identity study suggests the world could be approaching a “turning point” from deforestation.

The report suggests that once GDP per capita reaches £2,400, many nations experience forest transition and see an increase in forestry growing stock (volume of useable timber).

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