We want the WWF site to be comfortable and interesting for you. We work with web analytics to become better. Cookies are used to collect analytical data. All information is completely confidential and is never passed on to third parties. Confirm your agreement with the policy regarding cookies or learn more about the technology.
Accept
What we do
Regions
Премия рунета 2017

WWF VOLUNTEERS CONDUCTED FIELDWORK IN THE FOREST FOR ILLEGAL LOGGING DETECTION

13 september 2019
Environmental activists, who help World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to identify and prevent cases of illegal logging in the Caucasus, took part in a practical seminar in a forest.
The workshop was held in Karachay-Cherkessia Republic. Meeting participants visited real cutting areas, where illegal logging cases were revealed recently. Usually, loggers cut valuable and healthy trees as sanitary cuttings.
(c) Mikhail Klimenko / WWF-Russia

«Our volunteers gain necessary skills, effective methods of field work during workshops and apply their skills in practice. We found more than 300 illegally cut down trees together with volunteers on one of areas in this time», - explains Elena Cherkasova, Forest Officer of Russian Caucasus Ecoregional Office WWF-Russia. – «Information on detected violations has been given to authorities».

(c) Mikhail Klimenko / WWF-Russia

Activists also taught to check activities legality of logging companies using website hcvf.ru, where WWF-Russia publishes information about past and planned logging.

(c) Mikhail Klimenko / WWF-Russia

Workshop was organized in framework of WWF-Russia project "People to nature", implemented with the European Union support.

(c) Mikhail Klimenko / WWF-Russia

Local community learning to check logging legality in the Caucasus

Photo in headline: (с) Mikhail Klimenko / WWF-Russia
For additional information please contact