WWF CONTINUES TRAINING FOREST VOLUNTEERS
The participants of the offsite event learned to use special equipment that helps to accurately determine the age of the tree, its height quality class and the steepness of the slope. Often, these numbers affect whether a particular tree can or cannot be cut, and also serve as arguments for proving illegal logging. Konstantin Kobyakov, High Conservation Value Forest Projects Coordinator of WWF-Russia, taught the activists how to make the necessary measurements and use the NextGIS program for accurate lost-proofing.
"This is the fourth workshop on illegal logging. And I can say that the knowledge that volunteers receive at our trainings helps us in working together, in preserving the forests of the Caucasus, preventing large-scale illegal logging and punishing those liable people," said Elena Cherkasova, Forest Officer of WWF-Russia's Branch in the Russian Caucasus Ecoregion.