During the final stage of the national youth forest contest “Podrost” on May 18-21, 2015 in the Tver region of Russia, FLEG II experts met with the heads of youth forestries from all over the country and agreed to cooperate.
Today, FLEG II released its official report on the project, which concludes “Armenia holds a substantial human potential in order to maintain and implement an independent public monitoring of forests.”
In the frames of the “Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) of the Eastern region of action of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument II” (ENPI East Region) a study tour for the Belarusian foresters was orginised from 7 to 13 June 2015 in Finland.
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.
Results of projects on multiple use of natural resources in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus were observed on a seminar from 15 to 18 June 2015 in the tourist complex "Kur-Kechu" in the framework of the FLEG II, with the support from the Forestry Department of the Siberian Federal District and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Property Relations of the Republic of Altai.
With FLEG II support, Georgia and Armenia have held two round table discussions hosted by each of these countries to share experience and agree on the modality of future cooperation.
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.
The award ceremony for winners of FLEG II contest for journalists and environmental activists took place at the World Bank Office in Kyiv on June 8. It was fourth in a series of civil engagement events organized in partnership with Telekritika, an independent media development think-tank.
FLEG II developed an educational toolkit “Forest in the context of sustainable development”, for teachers and students, in Moldova. Focused on forestry it provides collection of topics about forest functions and benefits, climate change and forests, sustainable development and forest certification as well as insight in non-formal educational methods: like outdoor and experiential education approaches.
FLEG II initiated school forestry education program in the southern Syunik Region of Armenia for the pupils of Tatev, Svarants and Tandatap communities. “Armenian Woman for Health and Healthy Environment” NGO was hired by WWF-Armenia to implement the education program in close collaboration with the state forest manager “Hayantar” State Non-Commercial Organization (SNCO) under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia as well as administration of Tatev community.