Armenian Greens Are Skeptical About Giz’S Report On Armenian Forests

ARMENIAN GREENS ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT GIZ’S REPORT ON ARMENIAN FORESTS

ARMINFO
Friday, November 16, 16:52

The Armenian greens are skeptical about GIZ’s report saying that
forests cover 11.1% of Armenia’s territory or 332,333 h.

President of the Green Union of Armenia Hakob Sanasaryan told ArmInfo
on Friday that some of the green areas seen from space cannot be
qualified as forests. “They are covered mostly with bushes, which have
grown to replace the big rare trees cut down by our forest mafia,”
Sanasaryan said.

In 1978 forests covered 9.89% of Armenia’s territory or 296,600 h,
in the 1990s from 9.7% to 11.2%. In 2000 Landsat ETM+ reported 8.2%,
in 2001 UNEP reported 8.1%, in 2007 FAO reported 9.5%.

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