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Forestation on the rise


November 14, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A survey of the 50 most forested countries in the world concludes that deforestation is swinging the other way, the…

A survey of the 50 most forested countries in the world concludes that deforestation is swinging the other way, the Montreal Gazette reported.

The United States, Russia, China, India, most of Europe, Vietnam, Chile, and others have largely stopped deforestation.

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“There are a lot of countries with increasing forest,” the Gazette reported Rockefeller University Professor Jesse Ausubel, and one of the survey’s authors as saying. “We believe this trend will continue, and in another 20 or 30 years, most of the countries of the world will be restoring their forests.”

Forests continue to be destroyed in most of central Africa, South America east of the Andes and Indonesia, the Gazette said.


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