Slovakia’s forest cover is growing! It has reached almost 45 percent of the territory, which ranks us 7th in the EU. In comparison, in 1850 the forest cover of Slovakia was about 28 percent. According to data compiled by the National Forestry Center in the so-called Green Report for 2020, the forest area in the Slovak Republic is almost 2 million hectares and since 1990 it has increased by an average of 993 hectares every year. During the year of its presence, 12 million cubic meters of wood increased in Slovak forests, but only 7.5 loves were harvested, which is the least since 2005. Our forests are said to have the highest stock of all past wood deaths with a thickness of 10 centimeters or more among European countries. “Forests, with their ability to store carbon, are our key tool in the fight against climate change. Slovakia is in place from 43 European countries in the amount of stored carbon per 1 ha of forest, “ said the Minister of Agriculture Samuel Vlčan in front of the deputies at the Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic for Agriculture and the Environment.
Contrary to the statements of the Institute of Environmental Policy (IEP) of the Ministry of the Environment, according to the analysis that according to the analysis of satellite images, forests in Slovakia are declining, the average annual forest loss is said to have increased by almost a quarter over the last four years.
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