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Conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems as a contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 15

28 January 2021

In 2020, according to the Ministry of Forestry, 46700 hectares of forests appeared in Belarus. Most of it, 55.6% was created by foresters, the rest of the forests appeared due to natural reforestation. Areas of developed dried out plantations were also restored.

Conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems is one of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Conservation of terrestrial ecosystems”: by 2020 to ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, including forests.

In 2021, forestry agencies are going to restore and plant about 39600 hectares of forest.

 

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