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Forestry Forum Highlighted the Acute Problems of Key Industry Pomerania

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In Arkhangelsk with the participation of WWF hosted IV Regional Forestry Forum - an event designed to become a platform for discussing current issues in forest industry and to develop specific ways to address them.

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Cher C (1430)
Saturday April 10, 2010, 7:28 am


In Arkhangelsk with the participation of WWF hosted IV Regional Forestry Forum - an event designed to become a platform for discussing current issues in forest industry and to develop specific ways to address them.

During the round table brought together representatives of government, forest industry and public organizations. Especially for participation in the forum to Archangel arrived Head of Federal Forestry Agency, Alexei Savinov.

"Forest - it is not just our wealth and competitive advantage. From how well we are able to use it, depends on the welfare of the region's economy and its population "- Said, opening the forum, the Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Ilya Mikhalchuk.

Head of the region stressed that the last year for the timber industry in the region was difficult. Despite a 7 per cent increase in harvested timber, the forest sector is in a 20-year stagnation. Participants of the forum was voiced by a wide range of problems: the instability and inefficiency of many of the forest industry, poor harvesting and processing wood, low intensity of modernization, lack of investment, the abundance of illegal logging, reducing wood quality, inadequate forest law enforcement and many others.

Representatives of the timber industry among the major problems have also reported reduction of affordable forest stock, shortage of raw materials. Unfortunately, the way out, many are often seen only in the construction of new logging roads in previously undeveloped woodland. However, it should be noted that while in the speeches of the forum all the same theme repeatedly raised by the need for a speedy transition to sustainable forest management, involving the receipt of income, not by mastering all the large forest tracts, but at the expense of competent management to already developed areas, effective reforestation work.

"It's important that, when discussing ways to develop the forest sector, in pursuit of increased volume of timber and increasing capacity is not remained on the sidelines and ecological component of the issue - says the chairman of the Arkhangelsk Branch of WWF Andrew Shchegolev. - It is encouraging that the participants in forest relations are gradually becoming aware of: the wood - a finite resource, and without changing the model of forest management, with extensive to intensive forest industry comes to a standstill. Furthermore, in order to remain competitive in the European market, companies must strictly comply with environmental requirements put forward by them.

In the forestry forum Andrei Shchegolev voiced the problem need to improve the legislative framework to counter illegal logging. In his presentation, the representative of WWF said the European Union on initiatives to prevent trafficking in illegally harvested timber, which are placing new demands to the Russian forest legislation. Among the priority actions A. Shchegolev emphasized the need for a clear definition in the Russian law the concept of "illegal felling of timber" and "trade in illegally harvested timber products.

Summing up the work, the head of the region, Ilya Mikhalchuk correctly observed that the forest should not only used wisely, but also to save. WWF hopes that these words will be translated into concrete action for the benefit of residents of the Arkhangelsk region. Because environmental conditions is important, not less than the economic prosperity of the region.


Jeff W (38)
Saturday April 10, 2010, 12:04 pm
Pleased to read they're also trying to put their house in order, like the rest of us!...

Ellinor S (41)
Saturday April 10, 2010, 1:07 pm
thank you

Linda M (0)
Saturday April 10, 2010, 2:51 pm
thanks for the article.
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thanks so much

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Saturday April 10, 2010, 3:44 pm
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Luke C (1)
Saturday April 10, 2010, 3:50 pm

Odin Torchwood (45)
Saturday April 10, 2010, 5:08 pm
Merci! Cher pour l'article. Hope this pans out well too! Noté!

gail dair (0)
Saturday April 10, 2010, 11:51 pm
noted thanks

sherrie e (147)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 12:15 am
It sounds like they are concerned and want to preserve their forests....hopefully they will follow up and continue on with a conservation plan. TY, Cher

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 1:34 am
Let's hope they manage,TY Cher.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 2:35 am
Noted and thanks. My best to them who want to preserve their forests!
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