Forests

Mapping the world's forests: How green is our globe?

In South America, the Amazon rainforest is said to house about 10% of the world’s biodiversity. Image: Unsplash/Waren Brasse

Adam Symington
Geospatial data scientist, Visual Capitalist
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A table listing the top 10 countries for forest cover.
Russia is ranked at number 1 with 815 million hectares of forest cover. Image: Visual Capitalist.

A map highlighting Asian forests.
China’s forests stretched across 157 million hectares, covering 16.7% of its land. Image: Visual Capitalist.

A map highlighting South American forests.
Brazil has the second-largest forest cover in the world with 497 million. Image: Visual Capitalist.
A map highlighting African forests.
Democratic Republic of Congo contains the largest part of this rainforest. Image: Visual Capitalist.

A map highlighting North American forests.
Canada ranks third in the list of greenest countries, with over 347 million hectares of forests. Image: Visual Capitalist.

A map highlighting the world's lost forests.
Since 2000, the world lost over 104 million hectares of pristine and intact forest landscapes. Image: Visual Capitalist.
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