Cuba: Forestry Education a Priority to Preserve Forests

Cuba: Forestry Education a Priority to Preserve Forests

Cuba: Forestry Education a Priority to Preserve Forests

Havana, Jul 31  -Cuba will increase forestry education as a strategy to make progresses in the preservation of forests, including the planting of hardwoods and the enrichment of the existing forest, according to a sector source.

The implementation of the reforestation program also includes other actions and the appropriate compensation of timber, precious, and fruit species, the national director of the State Forestry Service at the Ministry of Agriculture, Isabel Russo, told reporters.

Russo explained that the country is working to raise people’s consciousness about the need to conserve forest resources, because they do not only supply wood but also provide food, and represent wildlife, niche, and the nest of many Cuban and foreign birds.

The country is making progresses in the implementation of intensive plantation project, aimed to the treatment and planting of trees from different species in the plain and pre-mountain range, she said.

It also conducts extensive efforts to transfer that important task to the plain and pre-mountain range, with the objective of leaving those high points throughout the country as a reserve for the conservation of forests.

Source: Prensa Latina

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