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zabudova_kosa No state architectural and construction control in Ukraine. The State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate is not working

The media often release news on unauthorized constructions within coastal protection strips, the objects of protected areas etc. Massiveness of such constructions indicates that in Ukraine there is no state architectural control although there is a body that is authorized to perform it. This is State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate (hereinafter SACI), which should act…

DSC_5656 On 21 October, the round table discussion entitled “Sustainable management of forests to overcome corruption” was held

The round table was attended by the leadership of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of Lviv Regional State Administration, Lviv Regional Forest and Hunting Administration, State Environmental Inspectorate in Lviv region, state enterprise “Halsillis”, representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office in Lviv region, State Specialized Forest Protection Enterprise “Lvivlisozahyst”, scientists of the Institute of…

14610962_1214879698533478_9111774157115953347_n Russia turns the Kerch Peninsula into the area of ​​man-made disasters

EPL environmentalists perceive the recent developments on the Kerch Peninsula as a threat of man-made disaster. Until recently, the Kerch Peninsula remained the least developed part of Crimea. Mostly it consists of natural steppe areas, cliffs and other natural landscapes, richly filled with monuments of history and archeology, as well as the culture of Crimean…

Administrative body was established in the largest landscape park of Ukraine

On October 7, 2016, the session of the Sumy Regional Council decided to establish an administrative body in the regional landscape park “Seymskyi.” A communal enterprise will serve as administrative body. The regional landscape park “Seymskyi” is Ukraine’s largest protected area of local importance. Its area is 98,857.9 hectares. The main area is covered with…

A mall became a threat for the national natural park (video)

Architects of the Institute of general plan of Kyiv offered to donate part of the national park “Holosiyivskyi” for making additional entrance to the future shopping mall. On August 31, 2016, there was a session of Architecture and Town Planning Council at the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture of the Kyiv city state administration,…

A barbaric rally in the nature reserve has been stopped in time

Recently we learnt about the intention to commit massive violations of the environmental law. In particular, a group of unknown people who call themselves “Excursion auto, motorcycle tours in the Carpathians” plan for the period of 20-25 August 2016 to conduct a massive motorcycle race in the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve (Reserve Marmarosky array: Berlebashka mountan,…

Environmentalists and the military decided where to move the polygon from Oleshkivski sands

As we reported earlier1, after appeal of 200 nature conservationists2, on July 12, 2016 the Ministry of Environment of Ukraine hosted the interdepartmental meeting devoted to unauthorized use by the Ukrainian Army of the territory of the National Park “Oleshkivski sands.” As a result of the discussion the participants found common ground and have agreed…

pres1703 Press Conference: natural reserves occupied by the military (Video)

On April 12, in the city of Kherson there was held a press conference devoted to the arbitrary activities-of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the nature reserve fund of Kherson region. The event brought together employees of institutions of the nature reserves and nature protection activists. All biosphere reserves and national…

Lviv foresters have been cutting ancient forests on the outskirts of Lviv!

Today environmentalists of International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” and the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Petro Testov and Anatoliy Pavelko together with civil activists from Lviv explored territories of the local forest reserve “Chortova skelia” located within jurisdiction of Lviv municipality. According to the plan of wood cutting with the aim to form and treat the forest released…

sud1902 Economic courts closed the doors of justice for NGOs

On 16 February 2016, Kyiv Appellate Economic Courts supported the decision of Economic Court of Kyiv by which EPL was refused the right to challenge state acts on the right to use lands by regional landscape park “Hranitno-stepove Pobuzhzhia”. Back in 2006 by an illegal decision made by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine the…

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