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Dense clusters of old-growth forests exist in patches of the Amazon basin, Southeast Asia, and the Arctic taiga. Slivers of Europe are still luxuriant with trees, too, and very old ones at that. But they’re dwindling. (Atlas Obscura)

What does Europe’s land cover look like? Use our map layer to find out.

Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map.

You will never, ever regret looking through illustrations of Arthur Rackham’s fairytale forests. No one imagined European primary forests better.
Illustration by Arthur Rackham, from Imagina (1914)

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