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World Forestry: Depletion of the Mauritanian Forest

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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.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: USDA Soil Conservation Specialist Serving with the Ministry of Rural Development, Republic of Cape Verde

Publication date: May 1, 1983

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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