A documentary “Forest and People” was released by public movement “Taiga Planet” and WWF-Russia
For several years the team of travelers, social activists and journalists from Komsomolsk-on-Amur opens unique parts of the Russian Far East nature through social networks and television. This time their route was intentionally laid through illegal logging areas. The basis of the documentary "Forest and People" was formed by the footage taken during the operative raid in December 2017, when “Taiga Planet” spent 5 days in remote forest areas of Vyazemsky district of Khabarovsky province and got acquainted with the local people and loggers from taiga villages. The creators believe that public monitoring will help foresters in solving such a difficult task as control over forest use.
In the course of shooting the film, the crew of Taiga Planet were "tied" to operative group, which worked under Forest operation. Dmitry Sychikov, head of the sustainable forest management department of the WWF-Russia Amur branch, was the main forest consultant for them. With his questions, Planet Taiga reached the ministerial offices as well. Kiril Berman, deputy minister of information technologies and communication of Khabarovsky province, and Alexey Kovrezhnikov, chief of the department of state control of the regional forest management, talked about the introduction of forestry informatization and the KEDR system.
Khabarovsky province is one of the regions where KEDR satellite forest monitoring system is actively developing and is used in practice to control forest use in close cooperation with the Forest Management Department and the Ministry of Informatization of Khabarovsky province.
The movement Taiga Planet was formed in Komsomolsk-on-Amur of Khabarovsky province in 2014. In the beginning it was only a media project of the team that was making films about the native land. In 2014-2016, 20 documentaries about the most interesting natural sights were produced, a part of which the audience saw not only in social networks, but also on the Gubernia TV regional channel and Russian Extreme channel. Taiga Planet was awarded with prizes at various film festivals. The film “Forest and People” was prepared in 2017-2018 with the support of WWF-Russia and the EU. Today Taiga Planet is the public movement of a regional scale uniting hundreds of enthusiasts in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Headline photo: (c) WWF-Russia