Iraq - Forestry

Forests of oak and Aleppo pine in the north cover less than 2% of Iraq's entire area and have been depleted by excessive cutting for fuel or by fires and overgrazing. Since 1954, indiscriminate cutting has been prohibited, and charcoal production from wood has ceased. The forestry research center at Irbil has established tree nurseries and conducted reforestation programs. Output of roundwood was estimated at 110,000 cu m (3,882,000 cu ft) in 2000.

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