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Forestry, along with fisheries and agriculture, contributes 5% to the GDP of Kiribati (2008). According to the U.N. FAO, 14.8%, or about 12,000 hectares of Kiribati, is forested, though none of this is primary forest and these statistics also include mangroves. The majority of the forestry output is related to the coconut industry, or used or domestic construction and conservation purposes ( such as countering soil erosion and the effects of climate change). This has undergone little or no change over the last 20 years. Approximately two-thirds of the nation’s forests are publicly owned, with the remainder owned by individuals or private organisations. The main government ministry responsible for the sector is the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development.