The Top 5 Countries with the Best Chances of Keeping Their Original Frontier Forest

  Country Percent of Original Frontier Forest Lost Percent of current Frontier Forest Threatened
1 Brazil 58% 48%
2 Venezuela 41% 37%
3 Russia 71% 19%
4 Colombia 64% 19%
5 Canada 42% 21%
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 Facts
  1. Seventy-six countries have lost all of their frontier forests.
  2. Only seven countries still have a large proportion of their original forest cover remaining in an unthreatened state.
  3. 40% of the forests on Earth qualify as frontier forests
  4. 70% of the world's remaining frontier forests are in Russia, Canada and Brazil.
  5. 39% of Earth's remaining frontier forest is threatened by logging, agricultural clearing and other human activities.
Tags: Threatened & Endangered Species, Forests & Trees, The Environment, Deforestation Statistics

Sources:  World Resources Institute

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Countries with the Best Chances of Keeping Their Original Frontier Forest

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