MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES OF KRASNODAR REGION PERMITS a tree removal IN PROTECTED AREAS
WWF-Russia has repeatedly revealed the facts of permission for logging of the territories prohibited under the law by the Ministry of natural resources of the Krasnodar region. Similar cases were identified in August 2017 in the Sochi national Park. After that, in November 2017 – the Ministry ignored the appeal of WWF Russia about dozens of violations of forest legislation, on the plots which were sold by the Ministry.Most recently, in September 2018 – WWF-Russia revealed the facts of the 45 specially protected forest areas implementation through an auction of the Ministry of natural resources of the Krasnodar region. The damage from the sale of these territories can be about 136 million rubles.
This is the third case when the Ministry of the region violates the law in the course of auctions. Previous cases have been verified and confirmed by Rosleskhoz.Since the regional authorities systematically refuse to recognize the illegality of their actions, WWF-Russia sent an appeal to the Federal Forestry Agency to find out what measures have been taken to bring perpetrators to justice, to prevent such violations in the future and to compensate for the damage caused to forest plantations.