|Global Gem This forest
is the second largest frontier forest remaining in the world — what most
people would call a true wilderness. It is a portion of North America's
full boreal forest — that portion still relatively undisturbed.
In 1997, World Resources Institute issued a report, The Last Frontier Forests, giving the largest remaining frontier forest tracts. Here are the three largest, containing over 75 percent of the world's frontier forests, listed in order of size.
1. Russia's taiga (mostly in Siberia)
2. North America's boreal forest (mostly in Canada), shown above.
3. North Amazon Basin and Guyana Shield tropical forest (found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru)
They are all considered threatened to varying degrees.
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