Threatened warm temperate rain forest habitats


Commercial logging and clearance for agriculture has caused the decline in temperate rain forest habitat.


About 30 million hectares of temperate rainforest once covered an area only 4 percent of the size of today's tropical rainforest. A recent study found that only 44 percent of the temperate rainforest remains, mostly along the Pacific coast of North America. The areas that remain are highly productive as well as diverse, playing a critical role in maintaining the health of coastal watersheds.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST