10 activists in Amurskaya province received certificates of public inspectors
NGO AmurSEU and Bars brigade are the key partners of WWF Russia in Amurskaya province. For the third decade, these organizations are engaged in the implementation of public control over compliance with environmental legislation. Last year, together with state environmental authorities they organized more than 100 patrols, that resulted in more than 150 reports on violation of environmental legislation. Almost 6 kilometers of illegally installed nets were seized, dozens of unregulated garbage dumps in protected areas and places of illegal mining were revealed. Last year, they were actively involved in the work to detect the unsustainable placer gold mining areas, and inform government agencies and the public about this problem.
Obtaining certificates of public inspectors for environmental activists will increase the efficiency of work to identify violations and simplify their interaction with environmental authorities.
WWF believes that the development of the institution of public inspectors and the involvement of local people in activities to identify environmental violations is one of the most important mechanisms for protection of natural complexes.