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NEW GENERATION FOR CHANGES

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QUESTION 9 With examples, elaborate the spatial distribution of forest resources and comment on its economic importance

QUESTION 9 With examples, elaborate the spatial distribution of forest resources and comment on its economic importance

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The Planning of the Question

The Planning of the Question

Introduction:

Definition of basic concepts

Main body:

Spatial distribution of forest

Economic importance of forest resources

Conclusion:

References

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Introduction

Introduction

According to Oxford Advanced learner Dictionary 8th edition Forest is a larger area of the land that is thickly covered with trees

Forest, refers to the collection of trees in an area which can be either natural or artificial

Forest resources, is the renewable natural resources which found in different parts of the world

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Global distribution of forest

Global distribution of forest

According to the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) Global forest resources assessment (2000) report, forest cover almost 1/3 of the world land or 3869 million hectors

This implies

95% is natural forest

5% is planted forest

Forest are distributed unevenly across the globe

Two third of the world forest is currently distributed among 10 countries: Russian Federation, Brazil, Canada, USA, China, Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia & Peru

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Distribution of forest by countries

Distribution of forest by countries

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Global distribution of forest: cont

Global distribution of forest: cont

Forest can be grouped by their ecological type, tropical forest constitute, the major forest followed by boreal, temperate and subtropical forest respectively

Region Percentage

Tropics 45%

Boreal zone 35%

Temperate 11%

Subtropics 9%

World total 100%

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Global distribution of forest: cont

Global distribution of forest: cont

Forest are distributed unevenly across the continent:

17% in Africa

14% in Asia

27% in Europe

14% in North & Central America

23% in South America and 5% Oceania

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Global distribution of forest: cont

Global distribution of forest: cont

unevenly distribution depends on the nature of the area which means

Climate

Land (fertility or infertility)

cultural aspect over the geographical area

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