Environment   /    Land use    

The amount of vegetation cover in Australia has increased since 1991

Total woody vegetation has increased from 23.9% in 1991 to 25.4% in 2019. Also, over the past decade the area of land under forest in Australia increased by around 3 million hectares or around 2% of total forest area. Of land that has been cleared, 93% is due to urban expansion for other purposes. Only 7% of land clearing of primary forest conversion was for grazing purposes.

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