Mapping the 1.6 billion people who live near forests

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Global maps of places where people and forests coexist show that an estimated 1.6 billion people live within 5 kilometers of a forest. The assessment, based on data from 2000 and 2012, showed that of these 1.6 billion ‘forest-proximate people,’ 64.5 percent were located in tropical countries, and 71.3 percent lived in countries classified as low or middle income by the World Bank.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200918112140.htm">Science Daily</a>

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