Thursday, November 4, 2010

Deforestation Index Rises in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Honduras lost 37 percent of its forests over the past 20 years, revealed the Treehugger website owned by Discovery, which places this country among the most deforested in the world.

The forest area in Honduras has disappeared rapidly since 1990, says the publication, which includes the state of the planet in this field.

The Timber Association of Honduras described as incorrect the Treehugger's information and ensured that all data in its possession and the empirical observations contradict the internet publication.

"We all know that deforestation is a major problem, but we have no data that allow us to quantify it. All the data we know and our empirical field observations contradict the report of Treehugger. The rate of deforestation in Honduras is less," said that organization.

According to the United Nations Programme for the Environment (UNEP), Haiti topped the list of nations with the highest rates of deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The problem also affects Mexico and El Salvador, where many forest areas disappear every year.

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This article was taken from the site of Prensa Latina 

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