A new draft law has been submitted to Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament: “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Guarantee the Rights of Citizens for the Common Use of Forest Resources”.
On September 20, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine celebrate the Day of the Forester. As part of the celebration, we are launching our Tree Identification Quiz.
FSC Regional Workshop for Caucasus was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 1st of August with support of FLEG II program. Joint event was organized by FSC Regional Office for CIS countries together with valuable support of Green Building Council Azerbaijan, WWF-Azerbaijan, the Architects Union of Azerbaijan Republic, Young Architects and Student Club, MGIMO University and Akrolit LLC. The workshop hosted discussions about supporting responsible management of forests in the region through the formation of environmentally responsible procurement of certified timber from socially and ecologically oriented business.
July 7, 2015 in Boyarka, Kyiv region, the Ukrainian Center for Forestry Training ("Ukrtsentrkadrylis") hosted a round table devoted to the discussion of proposals for the improvement of national legislation aimed at supporting the effective management in hunting sector of Ukraine.
The young foresters from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine came together at FLEG II first regional youth camp in Gakh, Azerbaijan on August 2-6, 2015. They discussed ways of improving and increasing the young forester movement across the region, as well as the international experience in the protection and sustainable management of the forest resources.
A valuable new tool is in the making to better assess the basic elements of a community’s reliance on its forests and help policy & forest resource practitioners identify threats and opportunities associated with forest resource use, even in the absence of direct in-person research in that community.
In August 2015, on the eve of the new academic year, Russian higher schools will receive a new textbook on Law Enforcement and Governance in Forest Use, Protection and Renewal.
Twenty forest-dependent communities in Armenia are about to get their chance to tell forest officials what they need from their forests and their ideas for how the Government can ensure the forests are managed to meet those needs.
FLEG-sponsored Master classes in Russia on traditional crafts identify a new, unforeseen and commercially attractive ecotourism product
On April 26, 2015, a new national anti-corruption law came into force. At the same time, the previous legislation that regulated this field, became inoperative (“On the principles of prevention and combatting corruption”, “On the rules of ethical behavior”).