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Definition
Total forest area as percentage of total land area.The two criteria for a forest area are: (1) an area that spans more than half a hectare, with trees higher than five metres; and (2) a canopy cover of more than 10%, or trees able to reach that threshold in situ.

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Primary forest, % land Forest area, thousands of hectares (SDG 15.1.1) Primary forest, km2 Proportion of forest area with a long-term management plan, % (SDG 15.2.1)

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