88% of Gabon is covered in tropical rainforest. But despite the outwardly lush appearance, rainforest soils are actually very poor for agriculture.
10 African early entrants include DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda.
Got wood? Infographic shows new, key statistics on the state of Africa's forests that you need to know
Gabon star Africa performer with annual forest area gain of 200,000 between 2010 and 2015.
Planted forests have been increasing in Africa at a rate of 0.2 million hectare a year--to the benefit largely of the commercial plantations.
Researchers find that certain traits evolve 'within a relatively short period of time' depending on the climate.