Local residents in forest-dependent communities in Pskovskaya Oblast and the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Program (FLEG II) have been working to develop ecotourism as a legal and sustainable alternative to illegal logging in forest-dependent communities.
As part of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II Program (FLEG II), funded by the EU, the World Bank hosted a round table discussion on improving the procedures of state control in forestry.
This TEEB scoping study, as a part of the FLEG II program, makes a preliminary analysis of the ecosystem services provided by forested areas in Azerbaijan.
Voluntary forest certification is one of the important components of the FLEG II Program. Certification is an internationally renowned market-based tool used for achieving sustainable forest management.
With public interest in forest management on the rise, a public council is recommending the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine take a significant step toward improving public access to information and to involving local communities in decision-making and other forest management activities.
KOMI REPUBLIC, RUSSIA—Yugyd Va National park staff recently created alliances with local citizens and businesses to help convert the park from a place of conflicts and contradicting economic interests to the point of sustainable, green economic development.
A new guide helps prevent corruption in the forestry sector. FLEG presented the publication to the Ukrainian media. The event was arranged as part of the regional “European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program,” which is funded by the European Union.
Youth foresters’ unions are becoming more and more active in Balakan, an Azerbaijani district with beautiful nature and ample forest resources.
YEREVAN, November 6, 2014 — Today, the World Bank in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized a round table discussion under the framework of EU financed Second European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) National Program.
In this issue, we inform you about the FLEG II Program activities in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine from July to mid-October 2014. In future additions of the newsletter, we intend to keep you abreast of the Program progress in each of the seven countries, including the ongoing work in Russia and Belarus.