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Source: National Ressources Canada

Geographical Area: Canada

Unit of Measurement: Percentage

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Indicator name

Forest area as a proportion of total land area

Target

No specific target

Indicator description

This indicator measures the proportion of forested areas as a proportion of total land area. Forest area is a basic sustainability indicator and is important to monitor closely, particularly in regions where forest area is being lost. (NRCan)

Geographical coverage

Canada

Unit of measurement

Percentage

Calculations

Forested areas data presented are based on Canada’s National Forest Inventory (2005 base year), and adjusted annually for estimated forest area lost (deforestation) and gained (afforestation). (NRCan) Starting in 2018, the data are estimates using a previous year’s deforestation rate, therefore must be treated as an imputed value.

Comments and limitations

Not applicable

Source 1

Organisation

National Ressources Canada

Geographical coverage

Canada

Link to data source National Ressources Canada. Canada’s estimated forest area opens in a new window

Source 2

Organisation

Canada’s National Forest Inventory

Geographical coverage

Canada

Link to data source Canada’s National Forest Inventory opens in a new window

Source 3

Organisation

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Geographical coverage

Canada

Link to data source Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 Canada - Report (PDF) opens in a new window
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