2008. “Mapping the World’s Intact Forest Landscapes by Remote Sensing.”
Identifies the world’s last remaining undisturbed forest areas, large enough to retain all native biodiversity and showing no signs of human activity as of the year 2013 and reduction in their extent from 2000-2013.
The map below shows the location of the world's tropical rainforests. Rainforests cover only a small part of the earth's surface - about 6%, yet they are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world.
The new map shows the world’s tallest forests clustered in the Pacific Northwest of North America and portions of Southeast Asia, while shorter forests are found in broad swaths across northern Canada and Eurasia.