The results of this study show that forest degradation has increased from year to year during the entire study period. This is due to expansion of economic activity and increased global climate change impact for the forest ecosystem. The changes of forest degradation have been integrated with macroeconomic indicators of socio-economic development of the country. This study shows how degradation of resources can be analyzed in terms of future loss of goods and services in terms of indicators of monetary value. This may link physical degradation with economic indicators for sustainable development.
Food and Agriculture Organization