By definition, forest means land spanning more than 0.5 hectares with trees higher than 5 meters and canopy cover of more than 10%. It corresponds to the area of productive and half of the area of low-productive forest in Finnish definition.
Strict protection means that the target of protection is safeguarding biodiversity and no active intervention is allowed as defined for the class 1.1 in MCPFE report.
The Russian Federation is not listed here because no information is provided concerning the European parts of her forests.
The figures depict the situation in year 2015, except those for Bulgaria (2010), France (2010), UK (2010), Romania (2005) and Albania (2005).
Source: State of Europe’s Forests 2015. Updated 11.6.2019.
The conflict in the Białowieża forest is a good example on the state of Europe’s primary forests, but also about the absence of commensurate data on Europe’s primary forests or their size and future. #biodiversity #forestry #Białowieża https://t.co/MvTvOxcf9D
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