Local people and NGOs were taught to identify and register illegal logging in Siberia
The training seminar “Identifying violations of environmental legislation when assigning different types of felling” was held at the initiative of the forest program of WWF and Forest People NGO in the village of Ongudai, Altai Republic from September 20 to 25. The participants were eco-activists and NGOs from the Republics of Altai, Khakassia, Buryatia, Altai Territory and Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions.
Mikhail Kreindlin, an expert of Greenpeace, Russia (Moscow), one of the leading in Russia in the field of environmental legislation, was the key lecture of the training.
The participants of the seminar had theoretical training on the basics of forest legislation, discussed the specifics and problems of law enforcement in the Altai-Sayan region, methods of assessing the sanitary and forest pathological state of forests, and continued practicing in the field: registering violations using drones, writing appeals to supervisory authorities, monitoring violations using space images.