Potential 1.5 billion ha forest landscape restoration; Asia and Africa each hold 500 million ha
According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), " there are approximately 1.5 billion hectares offering opportunities for forest landscape restoration with Asia and Africa holding the largest promise - each with about 500 Million hectares available for restoration and without impacting agricultural activities."
[500 million ha = 5 million square km = half the area of Canada; more than half the area of the US; 5 times the area of Egypt;
."Rwanda – restoring nature for future prosperity," International Union for Conservation of Nature, February 2, 2011, accessed July 11, 2014, http://www.iucn.org/?6875/Rwanda--restoring-nature-for-future-prosperity