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More than 25% of Cuba is forested, by Lino Luben Pérez of Granma International

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Forested areas cover 26.2% of Cuban territory, the result of a national policy of sustainable development, noted Gisela Alonso Domínguez, president of island's Environmental Agency. At the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, barely 14% of Cuba's land surface was forest covered, extensive agricultural production was dominant; the country's waters, relief and vegetation were characterized by their degradation, and waste was not treated. {Pictured is a Cuban forest.}

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