Academy of Science of Moldova in partnership with EU-funded FLEG II Program organized the International Conference on “Sustainable use, protection of animal world and forest management in the context of climate change”, held on 12-13 October 2016 in Chisinau (Moldova).
The country launched two additional pilot plantations in 2016 in an attempt to develop a sustainable source of energy wood for the local population.
FLEG II team supported the organization of the Beech Festival and was awarded for its collaboration
Students and teachers from the Ecology College of Chisinau, Moldova, took part in an intensive training on sustainable forestry and management practices delivered within Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program. The training is part of a longer collaboration with the Ecology College and aims to support the next generation of forestry experts in Moldova to have a sustainable, long-term approach on managing and preserving the country’s forests.
Europe day was celebrated on May 14 in Europe Square in the Central Park in Chisinau, Moldova. Agency "Moldsilva", Institute of Forest Research and Management and Agency “Antis Media” took part, presenting the FLEG II Program.
Agency Moldsilva, the central public authority for forestry and hunting in the Republic of Moldova, and its subdivision, Forest Research and Management Institute, cooperate with local communities towards improving the use of forest and pasture in a combined form. FLEG provides assistance to such initiatives and supports building sustainable partnerships at local level.
On November 8, 2015, Aurel Lozan, FLEG II Country Program Coordinator for IUCN Moldova, was interviewed on the TV channel “Moldova1” for the program “Nature on Focus” to discuss the topic of fuelwood availability, demand, and supply in the country.
ENPI FLEG II contributes to improving Moldsilva’s website to make it more user-friendly and transparent.
On June 1 FLEG II and Moldovan forest authorities brought 20 children from two orphanages and other schools to Nature Reserve “Codrii” in central Moldova to celebrate International Children’s Day. The pupils spent the whole day visiting the forests and learning about forest species, interconnections in forests, their management and conservation.
In frames of FLEG II a monitoring system of wood flow was developed in Moldova, Vatici Forest Management Unit from Orhei Forestry Enterprise, was selected as the pilot unit for the wood traceability system implementation.