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Definition
Percentage change in total forest area per annum. 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, % forest Forest area, thousands of hectares (SDG 15.1.1) Forest area net change rate (%) Primary forest, change/yr

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