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Reforestation and Sustainable Development

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Reforestation is re-establishment of forests, by natural (including human induced) process of re-occupying of land or artificially – by planting of seedlings or direct seeding on a forest land.

Reforestation is a generic term, used to define a range of processes and human activities resulting with re-establishment of forest in a specific area: from exclusively artificial establishment of forests to broader concept which include the both artificial and natural re-establishment; from restoring of species composition and stand structure to conversion of species and/or genotypes; and from immediate action to re-establishment of forest after a relative long period of time. There is a wide range of definitions used for reforestation, depending on context (operational, ecological, and economic), objectives (statistics and research), and authorities...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ForestryUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sharif Ahmed Mukul
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ManagementIndependent University, BangladeshDhakaBangladesh