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GEO-3: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK  
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Forest extent: Africa

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Some 22 per cent of Africa is still forested but during 1990-2000 Africa lost more than 50 million ha, at an annual average rate of 0.7 per cent a year

Note: dark green represents closed forest, more than 40 per cent covered with trees more than 5 metres high; mid-green represents open (10-40 per cent coverage) and fragmented forest; light green represents other woodland, shrubland and bushland

Source: FAO 2001a

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