The table shows forested land in millions of hectares in different parts of the world. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Among all the continents, Europe and South America have the
situated at the farthest possible point from a center
of forested
as recorded in 1990, 2000 and 2005, presenting more than 904,000 hectares covering the
and followed by North America,
the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
, Asia.
On the other hand
, Oceania has significantly less forested
of almost 200,000 hectares. The table shows that during the 3-years-study Europe has seen an increase in the
of forested
, from 989 hectares in 1990, to 1001 hectares, in 2005.
, Asia presented an increased forested
in 2005, rather than in 2000 or even in 1990, but still represented
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
half of the
from Europe.
By contrast
, South America has recorded a decrease from 946 hectares in the
year to 882 hectares in the
, Africa had in 2005 not as many trees as in 1990. As for North America, Asia and Oceania, no
important in effect or meaning
changes were recorded by specialists, only slight differences.

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