Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Strategic efforts to protect closed forests



While many of the world's remaining forests are receding rapidly are fragmented, and are under development pressures, a new study could focus conservation efforts more strategically Of the world's remaining closed forests (WRCFs)—which in 1995 comprised an estimated 2.87 billion hectares and occupied 21.4% of the world's land mass—more than 80% are located in just 15 countries.