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Spontaneous settlement destroys a natural reserve

Several months ago, the territory of the regional landscape park “Lysa hora” in Kyiv was inhabited by unknown camps. This information came from local residents. Results of the exploration conducted jointly by EPL environmentalists and activists of the nature protection group “Zelene maibutnie” proved that the protected forests have been damaged on the slopes of…

Lost sites and territories of nature and reserve fund: Part 4. Khmelnytsk region.

EPL ecologists and volunteers continue information search regarding the areas of nature and reserve fund that were cancelled in the regions for different reasons. The next part of the research is Khmelnytsk region. As of January 1, 2015 in Khmelnytsk region there are 522 sites of nature and reserve fund (NRF) with total area of 328456,2523 ha…

12814673_1067041226650660_7934884819379391832_n Lost sites and areas of nature and reserve fund. Part 3: Chernivtsi region

We continue to release the results of the study of the lost areas of nature and reserve fund conducted by ecologists and volunteers of the ICO «Еnvironment-People-Law». The third part of the research is about Chernivtsi region. As of January 1, 2016 in Chernivtsi region there were 331 sites of nature and reserve fund (NRF)…

Golosuha Holosiyivskyi national park will be expended and a new protected territory will be created next to it (video)

On 26 February 2016, the Ministry of Environment of Ukraine held the meeting on expansion of the Holosiyivskyi national natural park in Kyiv and creation of a new national natural park on the southern outskirts of Kyiv. The meeting gathered scholars, staff of the Ministry of Environment, administration of the National park “Holosiyivskyi”, NGOs and…

Golosuha2 Kyivites ask for approval of protective zones of the national natural park

On 24 February, Environmental Commission of Kyiv municipality considered the issue of setting protective zones around the territory of the National natural park “Holosiyivskyi”. The project of protected zones of the national natural park “Holosiyivskyi” was developed in 2011. But because of the prosecutor’s protest, Kyiv municipality refused to approve the project. Therefore, the national…

vtracheni2 Lost objects in the territory of protected areas. Part 2 Ivano-Frankivsk region

We continue releasing results of studies of lost territories of protected areas conducted by environmentalists and volunteers of International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law”. The second part of the studies is about Ivano-Frankivsk region. As of 1 January 2016, in Ivano-Frankivsk region there are 517 protected objects and territories totally covering 221 611,500 ha. Protected areas cover…

volyn23 Lost sites and areas of nature and reserve fund. Part 1. Volyn region

Ecologists and volunteers of the ICO «Environment-People-Law» (EPL) started studying the losses of nature and reserve fund (NRF) in the regions of Ukraine. Besides present NRF areas, a lot of others were established not long time ago. Still for some reasons these sites were cancelled. Sometimes it happened due to deforestation or construction aims. Some…

big_54384889450 Ukrainian dolphin is unhappy dolphin

19 February is the World Day of Sea Mammals Protection. Ukraine has also habitats of mammals. There are three types of cetaceans in Ukrainian territorial waters – bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and azov dolphins. All of them are on the Red Species List of Ukraine and International agreement on the conservation of cetaceans.1 But are these…

pzf In 2015 in Ukraine less than 3% of the planned protected areas have been actually created

Despite the fact that the Strategy of regional development of Ukraine envisages expansion of the network of protected areas, during 2015 only in 10 regions of Ukraine decisions about creation of protected areas were adopted. Moreover, one protected object was created by the Ordinance of the President of Ukraine. EPL environmentalists analyzed the process of…

Oleshk Full-scale military training was held in the national natural park “Oleshkivski Sands”

As known earlier, in October 2015 the territory of Kozachelaherska arena of Nizhniodniprovskiy (Oleshkivski) sands was entered by military troops. Military armed forces in fact illegally seized the territory, including the part that borders on the national natural park “Oleshkivski sands.” Information about this fact was disseminated by administration of the national natural park via…

The scandal land lot in the Chernechyi forest was allocated for construction by University

One of the most loud land scandals during the last two years is construction in Chernechyi forest in Kyiv region. On the lands of the National University of Biological Resources and Nature Use of Ukraine, 9.8 ha of the ancient oak-wood was allocated for construction of elite cottages by including part of the forest to…

world_wetlands_day-700x336 World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day was celebrated for the first time in 1997 to mark the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of international importance (hereinafter – the Ramsar Convention). The Ramsar Convention was signed on 2 February 1971 in the city Ramsar (Iran) and is focused on environments important for habitats of water…

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