No forests, no usSep 26, 2016
Turkey is no longer a country that is losing its forests, but one that is increasing and enriching its forest land each year with reforestation works. There has been 9 million hectares of land reforested since 1946. This is almost 10% of the country’s total land.
The Turkish General Directorate of Forestry is conducting reforestation works in 334 projects with 15.000 personnel and 122.000 forest villagers.
In this context, the General Directorate of Forestry, with financial support from the Global Environment Fund (GEF), made a film about the reforestation works in Turkey. This was made as part of the Mediterranean Integrated Forest Management Project that is being implemented by the Directorate in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The film illustrates the reforestation and tree planting works conducted by the General Directorate of Forestry together with forest villagers in various parts of Turkey.