Native forests cover 51.2% of Ecuador
The Ministry of Environment (MAE) issued a Coverage Map and land use of Contiental Ecuador, in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP).
The map was made on the principle of Conservation Agriculture, a term promoted by the FAO, which establishes crop soils, avoiding the loss of fertility and the indiscriminate expansion of the agricultural frontier, allowing the proper planning of the crops while improving the productivity of an area without deforesting the environment.
It clairvoyance on the map that the Amazon has a natural hedge of native forests and forest plantations. Trees of the zone cover 51.2% of Ecuador.
Only between Morona Santiago and Pastaza there is a total of more than 4.5 million hectares of native forest. Moreover, the moor is present in a total of 1’523.970 hectares; being Napo the province with more coverage of this type of land, with 249,310 hectares. In the country there are 112,568 hectares without any kind of vegetation cover, being Guayas the most deforested area with 18,445 hectares.
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