National patterns of core forest loss (%) by type of forest conversion and forest fragmentation process

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 02 Sep 2010 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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How to read the graph: In Netherlands, nearly 60% of core forest loss is towards artificial/agricultural cover and dominated by shrinkage (around 45%), then attrition (above 10%)


European data


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Core forest loss, when observed, is predominantly towards natural/seminatural nonforested cover and occurring through shrinkage of core forest patches. Data from Corine Land Cover (CLC) for years 1990 and 2000, hence with same geographical coverage and forest definition as CLC; Results are focused on loss and aggregated at country level (gains not accounted).

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