El Salvador Forestry

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El Salvador - Forestry


El Salvador's forestry industry developed rapidly after 1969, when the "Football War" cut off shipments of lumber from Honduras, a primary supplier. The lumber industry was encouraged by the developing paper and wood pulp production industries and the ongoing traditional furniture industry. By the mid-1980s, however, El Salvador was once again highly dependent on wood imports. Lumber imports in 1985 totaled US$36.7 million, compared with US$13 million in 1974, while lumber exports reached US$6.6 million in 1985, compared with only US$400,000 in 1974.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

El Salvador: Environmental Profile - Mongabay.com
El Salvador Forest Information and Data - Mongabay.com
El Salvador | The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
El Salvador | Global Forest Watch
Category:Forests of El Salvador - Wikipedia

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