EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS: CULTIVATED FORESTS WORLD MAP
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There are some 2.3 million hectares of E. globulus plantations in the world and roughly a 50% of this concentrates in the Atlantic climate areas of Spain and Portugal, making of EUROGLOBULUS a strategic timber resource for pulpwood and solid wood based industrial lines in Iberia and Europe. Australia, Chile and Uruguay complete the Top 5 for this type of cultivated forests and together with Iberia concentrate more than 85% of E. globulus timber resources in the world.
Their potential as renewable timber sources to diminish logging pressure on natural forests and their potential as massive carbon sinks to diminish the effects of global warming are two of the major contributions of Ferdinand Mueller's Prince of Eucalypts to sustainable development.
To Brad M. Potts, René E. Vaillancourt, Greg Jordan, Greg Dutkowski, Dorothy Steane (UTAS-CRC Forestry); Gay McKinnon (UTAS); Joao da Costa e Silva (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - CRC Forestry), Peter Volker (Forestry Tasmania - CRC Forestry), Gustavo López (ENCE - CRC Forestry), Luis Apiolaza (University of Canterbury - CRC Forestry), Yongjun Li (ETH Zentrum - CRC Forestry); Cristina Marques (RAIZ) & Nuno Borralho (RAIZ) for the excellent work presented at the 2004 IUFRO Conference "Eucalyptus in a Changing World" (Aveiro, Portugal) which is the main source for the ellaboration of this map.
To Juan Picos (Universidade de Vigo - Asociación Monte-Industria) for commissioning the cartographic summary and to Faro de Vigo for publishing EUCALYPTOLOGICS work to aid the delivery of complete information to the public opinion.