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In 2001, Papua had 24.5Mha of primary forest*, extending over 78% of its land area. In 2020, it lost 17.8kha of primary forest*, equivalent to 14.5Mt of CO₂ of emissions.

*Primary forest is defined as mature natural humid tropical forest that has not been completely cleared and regrown in recent history.

Explore interactive charts and maps that summarize rates of forest change in 23, Papua, Indonesia. Statistics – including rankings of regions with the most forest loss and gain – can be customized, easily shared and downloaded for offline use.

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