Illegal Tree Felling Increased, Reforestation Decreased

Illegal Tree Felling Increased, Reforestation Decreased

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During 2013-2016 the amount of illegal tree felling doubled in Armenia. According to the data of RA National Statistics Service, 179 cases of illegal tree felling were recorded in 2016, the number then increased making up 231 in 2014, 315 in 2015 and 513 in 2016. In parallel, reforestation volumes decreased during 2013-2016. If in 2016 reforestation was carried out in the area of 275 ha, then reforestation process drastically decreased in the following 3 years making up 57 ha in 2014, 9 ha in 2015 and 0.5 ha in 2016.

19:18 January 19, 2018


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