Reforestation in Algeria: History, current practice and future perspectives

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Saifi Merdas http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5693-2160 Tewfik Mostephaoui Mohamed Belhamra

Abstract

Reforestation in Algeria has been recognized as a priority in different programs for the development and enhancement of forest heritage. Degradation factors of forest and soil contribute significantly to the decline in land values. The Algerian forests in the past, during the colonial period suffered considerable degradation. The degraded forest heritage has been undertaken with serious programs since independence. Several programs for the development of the forest sector through reforestation have been carried out. Unfortunately, the achievements were still below expectations. The launch of the National Reforestation Plan in 2000 has given the forestry sector a new lease of life with a vision that incorporates the productive aspect of reforestation, the industrial aspect, and the recreational aspect. Before the end of the NRP timeline, significant reforestation projects are completed. In a future projection, reforestation is integrated into the land use planning within the framework of the National Plan of Land Use Planning.

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MERDAS, Saifi; MOSTEPHAOUI, Tewfik; BELHAMRA, Mohamed. Reforestation in Algeria: History, current practice and future perspectives. REFORESTA, [S.l.], n. 3, p. 116-124, july 2017. ISSN 2466-4367. Available at: <http://journal.reforestationchallenges.org/index.php/REFOR/article/view/54>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21750/REFOR.3.10.34.
Keywords
Algerian Forests; History; Reforestation; Afforestation; Future Strategies
Section
Review article

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