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The Far Eastern taiga is a global reserve of beekeeping

02 december 2019
The strategy of control over compliance with regional initiatives on linden conservation in Primorye was elaborated at the scientific conference “Major threats to beekeeping. The Far Eastern taiga is a global reserve of beekeeping”. It was held on 25-28 November with support of WWF Russia and the Association of beekeepers of Primorsky province.
The conference gathered 60 participants out of beekeepers of the Amur basin, experts from the federal research center of beekeeping and the Center of certification “Federal”, representatives of administration and legislation assembly of Primorsky province, honey producers, scientific institutions, public organizations such as the Association of beekeepers of the Far East. The conference was organized as a part of the People for Nature project carried out by WWF-Russia with the support of the European Union.
Participants of the conference "Major threats to beekeeping. The Far Eastern taiga is a global reserve of beekeeping”
Oleg Pazenko
«The beekeeping in taiga is a unique kind of activity connecting the wildlife protection and economic development in the south of the Far East. There are about 7000 beekeepers in Primorsky province interested in sustainable use of Ussury taiga and valuable honey plants. Thanks to the conference we have noted a great progress of the Association: over the past year, 4 new regional clubs of beekeepers were created attracting more young people in beekeeping. The Far Eastern Beekeeping Association has extended by 2 new regions – Buryatiya and Evreiskaya province. Moreover, by the initiative of Primorsky governor, 1,2 million hectares of linden forests are delineated in so called “no take zones”. This is very timely because according to data of 2018 the volume of linden overcutting in Primorye has increased by more than 5 times than the allowed volume. Now, we can see that the Far Eastern linden tree species has got more supporters.” – comments Evgeny Lepeshkin, coordinator of sustainable forestry unit at WWF Russia Amur branch.

The People for Nature project is carried out by WWF-Russia with the support of the European Union in 2019–2022. The project is primarily aimed at providing support to CSOs and local communities in solving environmental problems in two areas, protecting forests and reducing air and water pollution.

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