Ranking countries by Forest Area per capita. Each year, deforestation which is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses now leads to the loss of an estimated 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) of forest, according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). And more importantly, there are now many countries that need their forests to combat desertification. By most estimates, forests store some 20 per cent of carbon, making them an important element in the global effort to counter the damaging effects increasing emissions of greenhouse gases. Over two thirds of all known terrestrial (land-based) species live in forests, making forests extremely valuable to human existence. In this connection, 1- Which of the following countries has the largest forest area in the world? 1. Brazil, 2. Canada, 3. Russia and 4. United States of America. 2- Which of the following African countries ranks in the top 10 in the world in forest area? 1. Angola , 2. Botswana, 3. Congo D.R., and 4. Liberia. ANSWERS 1-Russia is number one in the world when ranking forest area, with nearly 3 million square miles of forest area, and covering over 45 percent the nation's land area. 2-Congo D.R. is the African country ranking among the top 10, at number 7 in the world in forest cover, reaching over 470 thousand square miles.
Posted: Apr 27th, 2017 @ 08:07:08 AM