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Biological Diversity, Tree Species Composition and Environmental Protection in the Regional FRA-2000

This discussion paper is an attempt to complete and extend the analysis initiated in the FRA-2000 process, namely in the UNECE/FAO Temperate and Boreal Forest Assessment, published as Forest Resources of Europe, CIS, North America, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. This objective has been achieved both by publishing data that have so far only been accessible on the web or in the UNECE library, and also by taking this further through the provision of some additional research and analysis. The paper addresses the issues of forests’ “naturalness”, tree species, forest protected areas, endangered forest-dwelling and invasive species.