Nicaragua, from pastures to precious wood

Converting pastures into woodlands is a project of the World Bank, aimed at eliminating tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere while creating a sustainable natural resource.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Started in August 2006, the project's goal is to convert 600 hectares of land in the south of the nation that had been used for private stockraising, into a new teak forest.
The project will absorb 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions between now and 2017, and will generate carbon credits to sell in international markets. It will also allow the preservation of 350 hectares of secondary woodlands and mature trees.
When the teak trees mature a generation from now they will provide a new source of sustainable and commercially viable wood for sale in national and international markets.
Reforestation also prevents erosion and protects deposits of groundwater, while promoting soil regeneration and improvement of the micro-climate.

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Last year imports of sawn timber grew by 34% compared to 2015, while wood furniture exports and imports increased by only 3.4% and 2.6%, respectively.

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Ban on Pine Harvesting Suspended in Nicaragua

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Through a decree the Ortega government has authorized the lifting for one year of the ban on harvesting, utilization and marketing of wood from pine trees in the country.

The ban was implemented ten years ago with the enactment of a law for both wood and pine trees as well as cedar, mahogany and kapok kapok, species for which the ban still applies.

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