Socioeconomic impacts of tree plantations overwhelmingly negative for local people

Uruguay – The results are dispiriting, if not unsurprising: a systematic review of the available literature has found that the socioeconomic impacts of large-scale tree plantations have been mostly negative for local people.

Intensively managed, large-scale tree monocultures now make up roughly 1 percent of global forests (if you consider them true forests, which many people do not) From this relatively small area, they supply around one-third of the world’s industrial round wood.

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