Laos’ 2020 target of 70 percent forest cover unlikely to be met: Report

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Forest cover is expected to increase to 68 percent of the country’s land area by 2020, slightly below the target of 70 percent, the latest report on the matter suggests.
A 2015 survey revealed that forest cover stood at 58 percent. With an annual average increase of 2 percent, forest cover could rise to 68 percent by 2020, according to the report from the Forestry Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.


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