Prensa Latina News Agency - Cuba To Expand Forest Area by 2015
Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will expand its forest area by 2015 as part of a reforestation project of over 270 hectares which includes the planting of production and conservation species. Today the island has 26.7 percent of its area covered by forests and the initiative will raise that figure to 29.3 over the next three years highlighted Granma daily. The program, sponsored by the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, will increase tree planting to meet the demand for wood and its derivatives, among others.
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