In Turkey, 600 million tree seedlings will be planted by the end of 2022. The main goal is to bring the area of forests to 30 percent of the entire territory of the country by the end of next year. Bekir Karajabey, Director General of the General Directorate of Forestry, informed Anadolu Agency about this.
According to him, representatives of all strata of Turkish society take part in the actions of the Week of Forests.
As part of the latest campaign, familiarization events were held dedicated to the protection of forests.
Karajabey noted the importance of preserving and caring for the country’s forest fund.
According to him, the problem of climate change affects all aspects of life, including the economy, technology, the food sector, access to water resources and health.
The increase in the scale of forest areas helps to prevent problems associated with climate change, Karajabey emphasized.
“If today we breathe easily, it is largely due to forests, which are a source of oxygen. The total area of forests in Turkey today is 23.1 million hectares, or about 29.6 percent of the country’s territory,” Karacabey stated.