“The current state of the forestry sector in Georgia and future perspectives” – article by Ilia Osepashvili, Senior Forest Officer of WWF in the Caucasus and FLEG II Program Coordinator featured in Woodland Heritage magazine, 2016. Woodland Heritage is a Registered Charity, operating in the United Kingdom. Their purpose is: “To maximize the economic and environmental value of trees and to promote wood as a renewable natural resource”. The patron of Woodland Heritage is His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Georgian authorities are developing a plan based on FLEG II reports to stamp out forest pests and diseases.
FLEG II activity of Public Monitoring empowers Armenian citizens to protect their forests
This year Armenia 8th time joined to the Earth Hour global movement which took place on March 19, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm.
The first session of the new forestry program was conducted in Southern Armenia on March 11, 2016. About 30 pupils and teachers from four communities in Syunik region participated in the program, which aims to increase awareness and knowledge about forests.
A whole waterfall was destroyed in Chernivtsi Oblast of Ukraine to convert it into a road for transporting timber. This and many other urgent issues were raised in articles submitted for FLEG II forest journalism contest in Ukraine.
The new FLEG study on Governance of Local Forests in the ENPI East Countries and Russia is now available online
The second phase of FLEG’s Forest Dependency Study in Azerbaijan is underway to discover more about forest-dependent communities in the country
The International Day of Forests is held annually on 21 March to raise awareness of the importance of forests to people.
FLEG supports the development of the Georgian state program towards sustainable management of forests