Find Forestry expertise in Cyprus
Forestry, combined with fisheries and agriculture, accounts for 2% of Cyprus’ GDP (2008). Forest covers approximately 19% of the total area of the island, with the majority in the government-controlled area. Coniferous species, such as pine, cedar and cypress, are the predominant genus. Over 60% of the country’s forest area is protected and is publicly owned. Due to an emphasis on the environmental value of forests, the production of forest products is relatively small and Cyprus relies mainly on imports of such commodities. The country’s forests are also an important element in other sectors, such as tourism and recreation, and non-wood forest products are also important for local populations. The Department of Forestry is the government body responsible for policy relating to the country’s forests and for the management of state-owned forests. The Department also runs the Cyprus Forestry College.
|Forestry organisations in Cyprus|
|Department of Forests||