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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Number of Tree Species per Country in the World
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
The Convention on Biological
Diversity (CBD) estimates that the
accelerating rate of deforestation which
has taken place over the last century has
contributed to reducing the abundance
of forest species by more than 30 per
cent. The rate of species loss in forest
regions is considerably faster than in
other ecosystems. Between now and
2050, it is projected that there will be a
further 38 per cent loss in abundance of
forest species (UNEP-GLOBIO 2008).