WWF RUSSIA SUMMED UP ENVIRONMENTAL RESULTS OF 2018
The World Wide Fund for Nature has summed up both positive and negative results of the passing year, which will have the greatest impact on the protection of wildlife, environmental management and the responsible use of natural resources.
THE ECOLOGY NATIONAL PROJECT
The Ecology National Project developed pursuant to the Presidential Decree dated May 2018 requires substantial revision and does not fully ensure the fulfillment of the instructions of the President. Its implementation in its current form may cause irreparable damage to the Russian nature.
In July, the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted a law long-awaited by all environmentalists and amending the Federal Law “On Specially Protected Natural Areas.” However, the new Law on Protection Forests contradicts the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, for the execution of which it was developed, and threatens the future of more than 50 million hectares of valuable forests.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS BUILDING
As many as over 230 thousand schoolchildren in thousands of Russian schools took part in interactive environmental lessons. In the passing year, WWF Russia, with partners from the ECA Movement and the Zapovedniki ecological center, launched two new all-Russian environmental lessons funded by Presidential grants and titled “Forest and Climate” (awarded a diploma from the presidential climate advisor) and “Preservation of Rare Species.” Read more...
Photo in the preview and caption by: (c) Sergey Trepet / WWF Russia.