Monday, August 26, 2013

Cuba to raise forest cover

Cuba to raise forest cover

Havana, Aug 26 (IANS) Cuban authorities are making efforts to expand the
country's forest cover to 29.4 percent from the current 28.66 percent by
2015, an official said.

The programme is focused on boosting the intensive plantations in plain
and pre-mountain regions for commercial purposes, Xinhua quoted Isabel
Russo, director of the state forest service with the agriculture
ministry as saying Sunday.

Reducing the exploitation in the mountains is also included in the
strategy, she added.

Special attention will also be paid to the reforestation of the coastal
areas to mitigate the effects of the climatic change.

IANS 2013-08-26 14:10:05

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