The quantitative dataset on forest tenure data by RRI currently covers 52 countries containing nearly 90% of the world’s forests. It monitors spatial forest tenure data - that is, who owns how many hectares of a given forest. RRI recognizes four categories of land ownership:

I) Forestland Owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities
II) Forestland Designated for Indigenous Peoples and local communities
III) Forestland Administered by governments
IV) Forestland by individuals and private firms

To learn more about these categories visit http://rightsandresources.org/en/resources/tenure-data/. Indicators are measured in million Ha.

Indicators in this dataset

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Forest land administered by governments

Forest land administered by governments: This category includes all forest land that is legally claimed as exclusively belonging to the state. It includes areas where community rights are limited to basic access or withdrawal rights that can be extinguished legally with relative ease by the state. It also includes most state-owned and managed protected areas and some forest land awarded under concessions, which do not transfer underlying ownership rights. Data are in million ha. See more at: http://rightsandresources.org/en/resources/tenure-data/the-four-categori...

Forest land designated by governments for Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Forest land designated by governments for Indigenous Peoples and local communities: Ownership of forest land under this category remains claimed by the state but some rights have been recognized by governments on a conditional basis for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. While rights-holders have some level of “control” exercised through management and/or exclusion rights over forests, they lack the full legal means to ensure the security of their claims to forests (i.e. having all three rights to exclude, to due process and compensation, and to retain rights for an unlimited duration). Data are in million ha. See more at: http://rightsandresources.org/en/resources/tenure-data/the-four-categori...

Forest land owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Forest land owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities: Forests are considered to be “owned” where communities have full legal rights to secure their claims to forests, defined in RRI’s research as areas where community tenure is unlimited in duration, they have the legal right to exclude outsiders from using their resources, and they are entitled to due process and compensation in the face of potential extinguishment by the state of some or all of their rights. RRI does not consider alienation rights to be essential for community ownership. Data are in million ha. See more at: http://rightsandresources.org/en/resources/tenure-data/the-four-categori...

Forest land owned by individuals and firms

Forest land owned by individuals and firms: In these areas, individuals and firms have full legal rights of ownership of forest land. Concessionaires are not included in this category. Data are in million ha. See more at: http://rightsandresources.org/en/resources/tenure-data/the-four-categori...