WWF Russia and Forest Education

WWF Russia is very active in the field of improvement of professional education standards and approaches as well as in awareness raising. We work with forest management practitioners, customs and law enforcement officers, politicians, decision-makers in relation with forest management and planning, timber harvesting and trade.     

WWF Russia cooperates actively with the forest private sector companies which consider an option of FSC certification or which are already going through the process of certification.  We also cooperate with Russian and international timber processing and trade companies.  

One of our tools for awareness raising and education work is publications. Our target audience is very broad – from experts to CEOs, from students to university professors, from forest management practitioners to decision makers. Themes of our publications are also broad and are covering all focus areas of the WWF Forest Program, including preservation of high conservation value forests, FSC certification, tackling illegal logging, forest and climate, Russian and international forestry and timber trade legislation, ecoratings, forest management best practices and much more.  

WWF Russia organizes round tables, workshops and trainings for forestry experts working for companies and forest management authorities, students and professors of forest universities.     

Since 2003 WWF Russia publishes Sustainable Forestry Magazine which is well known among forest sector professionals and enthusiasts.

In December 2009 WWF Russia published a new textbook Basics of Sustainable Forest Management. Its target audience is forest university students and forest private sector companies’ staff. In 2010 WWF in collaboration with leading forest universities of Russia developed a new discipline – Basics of Sustainable Forest Management-  and it started to be introduced into universities’ training programs.    

In 2011 WWF Russia together with FSC Russia published a textbook Voluntary forest Certification  which is covering the history of voluntary forest certification development and its current status, methodologies and procedures, principles and criteria used for certification of forest management and chains of custody.

All our publications are spread free of charge.

For more information please contact Anna Belyakova, Coordinator for Forest Professional Education WWF Russia abelyakova@wwf.ru