Forests in small island developing states

Reforested land in Trinidad and Tobago
FAO/15983/H. Wagner

As a group, small island developing states (SIDS) are relatively well endowed with forests, and many countries report timber or hardwood forests as one of their main natural resources. Among the world's top exporters of tropical hardwood logs, Papua New Guinea ranks second and, despite its limited size, the Solomon Islands ranks sixth. The annual deforestation rate from 1990 to 1995 in SIDS was three times the world average.

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