Havana, Aug 19.- Cuba ended 2015 with 30.6% of its territory covered by forests, a result that confirms the island’s place within the small group of developing nations that maintain sustained growth of this important environmental indicator.
According to the report “Environmental Outlook: Cuba 2015”, published by the National Office of Statistics and Information (www.onei.cu), in 2010 the forest area of the archipelago was 27.6%.
Once again, the province of Pinar del Río has seen the greatest reforestation, with 47% of its total area covered by trees, followed by Guantánamo with 46.7%, Matanzas with 39.1%, Holguín with 38.3%, Santiago de Cuba with 33% and Granma with 26.7%.
Meanwhile, the Isle of Youth Special Municipality has a significant 65.2% of its total area covered by trees, while in Las Tunas province forests cover just 19% of the local area.(Granma)