Forest Service Mobile Brigades reveal illegal loggings in the southern Far East
Primorsky Province. In 2018, operative mobile brigades revealed four facts with 65,54 m3 of illegally cut timber, the damage was estimated at USD134K. Four criminal and two administrative cases were initiated. During the first quarter of 2019, five facts with 265,12 m3 of illicit timber and estimated damage of USD22K were revealed by the KEDR system. Five criminal and two administrative cases were initiated. Putting KEDR in operation on a regular basis got prescribed in the agreement on cooperation between the Primorsky Province Administration and WWF Russia in 2016 to conserve biodiversity and the Amur tiger habitat.