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Definition
Primary forest, expressed in square kilometer, refers to forest/other wooded land of native species where there are no clearly visible indications of human activities and the ecological processes are not significantly disturbed. Includes areas where collection of non-wood forest products occurs, provided that the human impact is small. Some trees may have been removed.

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Primary forest, change/yr Forest area net change rate (%) Forest area, thousands of hectares (SDG 15.1.1) Naturally regenerated forest

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