24 April

WWF calls Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to better coordinate efforts to halt timber export of illegally logged forests

China’s new policy to ban commercial logging in native forests can create new incentives for illegal logging activities in the neighbouring Russian Far Eastern forested regions, home for Amur tigers and Amur leopards.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a List of orders to complete establishing the “Bikin” National Park
23 April

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a List of orders to complete establishing the “Bikin” National Park

WWF notes that for the first time Russia is establishing a national park that entirely ensures the interests of indigenous peoples.

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Transboundary cooperation in river basins was declared one of the priorities for the water sector development
22 April

Transboundary cooperation in river basins was declared one of the priorities for the water sector development

The 7th World Water Forum entitled ‘Water for our Future’ drew to a close on the 17th of April in South Korea. WWF-Russia presented the Amur Green Belt program to the Forum delegates.

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20 April

“Forest cleaners” sent to court in Khabarovsky Province

Organizers and participants of a criminal group in one of the districts of Khabarovsky Province have illegally cut valuable timber estimated at over two million USD in damage.

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