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Cuba will plant 135 million trees
Planting 135 million trees in 2007 will be Cuba's contribution to the international tree planting campaign, "Plant for the Planet," aimed at recovering forests all around the world.

The Caribbean country hopes to cover 12.6 percent of the total planned by countries in the world, and will involve social organizations and children, said National Forest Director Elias Linares Landa.

"With this plan, we will compensate for some of the global deforestation that destroys three billion adult trees each year," said the expert.

A comprehensive reforestation program is under way to recover the forests, which covered only 13.4 percent of the country's area when the Revolution triumphed in 1959.

Source: Prensa Latina

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