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Forest loss Decreased in Nicaragua



Forest loss Decreased in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan Government have implemented a reforestation plan and also a more efficient and strict control to wildfires, that’s why in the last 6 years deforestation decreased by 9.6%.

Data from the National Forestry Institute (INAFOR) states that “… the average amount of deforestation is 70,000 hectares per year. According to the latest data, looking at the years 2011 to 2013, this has dropped to 63,270 hectares.

William Schwartz, director of INAFOR said “… now not all of the wood comes from Nicaraguan forests. Much also comes from forest plantations and farm owners who are heeding the recommendation to allocate 20% of their property to tree planting, which has allowed for the establishment of healthy agroforestry systems.”

“…Another important factor is that losses from wildfires went from 760,000 hectares per year between 2000 and 2006, to 103,000 hectares per year in the last three years. ”

Source: ElNuevoDiario.com

 

 

 

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