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image2503 Lost objects and territories of nature reserve fund: Part 6 Sumy region

The next part of EPL’s study of the lost territories of natural reserve fund (NRF) is devoted to the Sumy region. Natural reserve fund of Sumy region is represented by very diverse network of protected sites and areas of almost all categories. As of 01.01.2016, their number reached 261 and they cover 181823.8556 ha or…

f17031 “Raid” to the national park occupied by militaries

On April 12, EPL environmentalists together with local nature protection activists were able to visit the national natural park “Oleshkivski sands” located in the Kherson region. Today, visiting the national park is not a simple task. For several months it has been literally captured by units of the armed forces of Ukraine. We informed on…

Lost objects of natural reserve fund (1972-2016). Part 5: Mykolaiv region

Environmentalists and volunteers of Environment-People-Law continue the study of loss of natural reserve fund (NRF) in each of the regions. Unfortunately, except for existing nowadays NRF areas, information on protected objects that were cancelled in the past for various reasons, hardly exists. Sometimes the reason for this was the intent to cut trees or start…

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…

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