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FAO Completes World’s First Global Assessment of Drylands Forests

Using free online GIS and open source software, more than 200 FAO researchers completed the groundbreaking study in less than a year.

Forest Carbon Emissions Decline With Reduced Deforestation

The first decade of the 21st century has seen a decrease in global deforestation, bringing with it a reduction in forest carbon emissions. According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for the first time on record a declining rate of deforestation, combined with the planting of new forests and natural regeneration,…

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