World Forestry: Depletion of the Mauritanian Forest
All Mauritanian "forests" are confined to the floodplain of the Senegal River at the southern boundary of the country. During the last decade drought seriously depleted them, and the losses have not been made up by restocking. Unless large-scale reforestation is begun soon, the entire resource is threatened with accelerated exploitation by a rapidly increasing population.
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Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: USDA Soil Conservation Specialist Serving with the Ministry of Rural Development, Republic of Cape Verde
Publication date: 1983-05-01
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