Student brigade TIS received an off-roader to patrol the forests
The Forestry Innovation Center that is functioning in the Primorsky State Agricultural Academy with support of WWF Russia, WWF Japan and Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program, has united best practices in the field of forest management, anti-poaching and sustainable forest use and has become a place to improve professional skills of forest specialists.
KEDR in action
The need to strengthen patrolling in the forests in the south of Primorye was confirmed on the same day during the raid of state forest watch of the Forest Department and WWF to the suburbs of Vladivostok city. The signal on illegal logging site was received from local people and KEDR system of 5 black furs of a meter in diameter, Korean pine and maples near the Bogataya River, not far from the high way. According to preliminary data the damage to the environment from forest thieves is estimated at half a million rubles. All the materials are submitted to the police, however the problem of illegal logging in valuable Korean pine and broadleaved forests of the southern Primorye remains unsolved. Timely detection of such facts and patrolling the territory jointly with forest service could become an area of activity for TIS student patrol.