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Forests are often called the «lungs of the planet» because they perform vital ecosystem functions. In this regard, significant work is being carried out within the framework of the project “Sustainable forest management in mountain and valley areas of Uzbekistan” funded by the Global Environmental Facilities (GEF) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The national partner of the project is the State Forestry Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The project has been implemented since 2018 in the Syrdarya, Pop, Kitab and Dekhkanabad Forest Organizations. At the same time, promotion of sustainable forest management means enabling the local population to use forest resources more widely, preserve not only the productivity of forests, but also their ecological functions, aesthetic and recreational value, biological and landscape diversity.