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screen-shot-2018-11-06-at-9-36-10-am “Lisproekt” and “Liszakhyst” enterprises need budget funding and independence from the State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine (SAFRU)!

In recent months, state leaders have repeatedly demanded to punish the perpetrators guilty of illegal forest logging and “save Ukrainian forests.” In particular, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman ordered to conduct full inspections of all forestry companies to focus on their compliance with the law. According to EPL, no inspections can correct the…

imag020418_5 EPL asks the Ministry of Environment to prevent massive forest felling in the national reserve “Vorotniv”

As it became known to EPL from the web-site of the Volyn Oblast State Forest and Hunting Administration, on March 15, 2018, the list of measures to improve the sanitary state of forests in Vorotniv Forestry and the State Enterprise “Kivertsi Forestry” was approved. The list of forest felling in “Vorotniv” reserve The area where…

The judges said artificial sand wash-over in Koncha-Zaspa is legal

The panel of judges of the Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal in the case No. 911/61/17 stated that artificial sand wash-over in Koncha-Zaspa is legal. In the period from 2001 to 2008 in Koncha-Zaspa on the disputed territory between Kyiv and the Kyiv region, there was performed artificial sand wash-over for construction works on the…

A criminal proceeding regarding the fact of destroying the monument of nature in the Dnipropetrovsk region has been initiated

Destruction of the monument of nature “Arkose sandstones outcropping” located in Shirokivskyi district became the reason for the prosecution. The People’s Deputy Ihor Lutsenko was informed about this by the prosecutor’s office of Dnipropetrovsk region. Environmental scientists of EPL, whose request served as the basis for initiating the proceeding, noted that this is perhaps the…

A unique geological monument destructed in Dnipropetrovsk region

In the vicinity of Krivyi Rih, the unknown destroyed the monument of nature called “Outcrops of arkose sandstones.” The violations were revealed by local area studies experts who write for wikipedia. During the examination of this protected object, the experts detected that it was significantly damaged by illegal stone mining. In particular, the cliff suffered…

The Ministry of Environment continues to neglect the Aarhus process

On 29 July 2015, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee addressed the Ministry of Environment of Ukraine with a proposal to provide their feedback to facts and accusations expressed by EPL regarding the shalegas agreements within five months. Back in November 2014, EPL made a submission to the Committee stating that in 2013 in the process…

Destroying Protected Landscape «Tarutynskyi Step»:Ukrainian Army Not Ready For NATO Standards

Press-Release 06.11.2016                                 For two weeks following the order of the Ministry of Defense farmers illegally have plowed almost half of thenature reserve «Tarutynskyi Step» area in Odesa region. According to the scientists, this area is one of the last most valuable steppe areas in Ukraine…

Zakarpattia State authorities are closed for cooperation with the public

Press-release This is the conclusion that can be made after the press conference “The truth and lies about forest logging”, which took place on 8 November in the Transcarpathian press center at Zhupanatska St. 15/4 in Uzhhorod. On November 8, 2016, after changing the venue twice, there was held the press conference where the facts…

The military allocated for ploughing protected virgin lands that are not theirs

In 2012, in the Odessa region there was created one of the largest in Ukraine steppe reserves – reserve “Tarutynskyi steppe” with an areas of 5200 hectares1. The reserve was created on virgin territory that previously belonged to Tarutyno military range. After termination of functioning of the military range, its lands were attributed to reserve…

The truth and lies about forest logging in Ukraine

On October 26, 2016, International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law”, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of Lviv Regional State Administration and the State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine in Lviv region held a press conference “The truth and lies about forest logging in Ukraine.” There is no doubt about importance of the topic of the press…

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