Hunting

Hunting, fishing and forestry

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 294)
Evelin Enno, Madis Raudsaar

Forests cover nearly a half (49.0%) of the Estonian land territory. In 2014, the total forest area was 2.3 million hectares and the total growing stock was 481 million cubic metres. The most common stands were pine (33.0% of the total area of stands), birch (30.7%), spruce (16.9%) and grey alder stands (9.1%). According to the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), based on forest coverage (share of forest area in land area), Estonia ranks sixth in Europe after Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Montenegro and Latvia. Forests provide 35,000 jobs in the forestry sector and many jobs also indirectly in transport, tourism, sports and other sectors.

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Hunting, fishing and forestry

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 295)
Evelin Enno, Mati Valgepea

Forests cover nearly a half (48.7%) of the Estonian land territory. The general characteristics of forests have remained stable for the last ten years. In 2013, the total forest area was 2.3 million hectares and the total growing stock was 478 million cubic metres. The most common stands were pine (33.1% of the total area of stands), birch (31.3%), spruce (16.2%) and grey alder stands (9.1%). According to the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), Estonia ranks fifth in Europe based on forest coverage (share of forest area in land area) after Finland, Sweden, Slovenia and Latvia. Forests provide 35,000 jobs in the forestry sector and many jobs also indirectly (in transport, tourism, sports and other sectors).

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Hunting, fishing and forestry

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2014. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 289)
Evelin Enno, Mati Valgepea

Forests cover nearly a half (48.2%) of the Estonian mainland territory. The general characteristics of forests have remained stable throughout the last decade. In 2012 the total forest area was 2.2 million hectares and total growing stock was 468 million cubic metres. The most common stands are pine (32.9% of the total area of stands), birch (31.6%), spruce (16.2%) and grey alder stands (8.8%). According to the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), Estonia is in the fifth position in Europe based on forest coverage (share of forestland area in mainland territory) after Finland, Sweden, Slovenia and Latvia.

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Hunting, fishing and forestry

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2013. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 282)
Evelin Enno, Mati Valgepea

Forests cover nearly half of the Estonian mainland territory. The general characteristics of forests have remained stable throughout the last decade. In 2011 the total forest area was 2.2 million hectares and total growing stock was 466 million cubic metres of solid volume. The most common stands are pine (33.2% of the total area of stands), birch (31.8%), spruce (16.2%) and grey alder stands (8.4%). According to the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), Estonia is in the fifth position in Europe based on forest coverage (share of forest land area in mainland territory) after Finland, Sweden, Slovenia and Latvia.

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