New methodic on intact forest lands was tested
This summer, the first draft of the methodical approaches to zone the intact forest landscapes (IFL) in the southern Far East developed by WWF Russia was submitted for public discussion and comments. The methodical approaches to zone the intact forest landscapes answering environmental, economical, and social interests of the region are being developed for the southern Far East the first time. In September, the methodic was tested in the field by a group of specialists from different parts of Russia. Experts from WWF, FSC, Sochinsky NP, the Moscow State University, JSC Terneyles took part in the field work. The methodical approaches are supposed to be included into the new version of the National Forest Stewardship Standards.