The area of forests in Europe1 has increased by 9% over the last 30 years. At 227 million ha of forests, more than one-third of Europe’s land surface is forested. About three-quarters of the net annual wood increment is felled. However, in the last 20 years, the area of forests intended for the preservation of biodiversity has increased significantly. We are still pleased with the fact that most forests in Europe are accessible to the population, and 6% of forests (eg urban forests) are intensively managed for visitors.

Slovenian forestry institute also participates intensively in the preparation of data.

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