World Rainforest Movement

Pulpwood and timber plantations

These are large-scale, intensively-managed, even-aged monocultures, mostly of exotic trees like fast-growing eucalyptus, pine and acacia species, destined for industrial processes that produce pulp and paper, or timber for other products. In 2010, according to FAO figures, there were about 31-34 million ha of such plantations in the global South.



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