Forest ownership 2015 (%)


Forest ownership 2015 (%)

Generally refers to the legal right to freely and exclusively use, control, transfer, or otherwise benefit from a forest. Ownership can be acquired through transfers such as sales, donations, and inheritance.

  • Private Ownership

Forest owned by individuals, families, communities, private co-operatives, corporations and other business entities, religious and private educational institutions, pension or investment funds, NGOs, nature conservation associations and other private institutions.

  • Public ownership

Forest owned by the State; or administrative units of the Public Administration; or by institutions or corporations owned by the Public Administration.

  • Other types of ownership/unknown

Other kinds of ownership arrangements not covered by public or private ownership or forest area where ownership is unknown.