Surveys conducted by the ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organisation)conclude that the worlds tropical forests are now better managed than they were five years ago.
The area under some form of sustainable management plan increased by about 50%
90% of tropical forest lacks protection
Most significant improvements have been seen in Africa
The area under sustainable forest management has gone up from 36 to 53 million hectares in five years
The ITTO report makes clear that pressures leading to forest clearance are continuing to rise
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