International Environment Day celebrated in Dominican Republic

Country’s forest cover expanded by 31.5%

The International Environment Day, celebrated yesterday, brings positive figures for the Dominican Republic, because the country’s forest cover expanded by 31.5% from 1984 to 2011.

The country’s forests now cover 39.7% of the territory, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Experts agree that the government reforestation efforts “Selva Negra” (black jungle) in the early 1990s and “Quisqueya Verde” (Quisqueya green) since 1998, together with control over forest fires and higher than normal rainfall are the key factors in the recovery.

Dominican Republic Live, from DT, 06.06.12, 5.15pm

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