Cuba has One Third of its Territory Covered with Forests

Cuba has One Third of its Territory Covered with ForestsHavana, Cuba, June 22.-  Cuba currently has nearly 30 percent of its territory covered with forests, which includes most of all 126 timber-yielding and fruit trees growing on the island.

The director the Forest Division with the Ministry of Agriculture, Isabel Ruso, said that having developed 27.27 percent of forests is a result of the reforestation program implemented by the Cuban Revolution.

This policy also encouraged the planting of 2 million 923 thousands hectares of land with trees. The program has taken Cuba at just 2 percent from reaching the goal of planting 29.3 percent of trees as stated by the Declaration of Principles adopted by the Earth Summit, said Ruso, cited by Granma newspaper.

The reforestation program has been implemented with better results in the western province of Pinar del Rio, central Villa Clara and eastern Guantanamo, Granma and Santiago de Cuba, as well as in the special municipality of the Isle of Youth.(Radio Cadena Agramonte)