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Wood production in Zimbabwe

Between 2000 and 2005, Zimbabwe had the sixth highest rate of deforestation in Africa, averaging 3 130 sq km per year (FAO 2005), with increasing uncontrolled bush and forest fires. Agriculture is responsible for an estimated 700 sq km (roughly one quarter) of this annual loss, while heavy dependence on wood for fuel and commercial logging account for the rest.

Year: 2013

From collection: Zambezi River Basin - Atlas of the changing Environment

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

Tags: Africa Environmental Atlas

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