Changes in mainland Portuguese forest areas since the last decade of the XXth century

António Bento-Gonçalves, António Vieira, Luís Da Vinha, Safa Hamada

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Abstract

According to data from the Forests and Nature Conservation Institute (ICNF), the potential land suitability in Portugal for forest use is estimated to be about 59.4% (5.3 million hectares). However, according to the 6th National Forest Inventory, published in 2010, the effective area occupied by forests is only 35.4%. In the present work, we analyze the evolution of land use in mainland Portugal since the last quarter of the twentieth century, with a particular focus on forest areas.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
JournalMediterranee
Issue number130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Forest areas
  • Land use

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