A new educational manual, “Forest Safeguard Practices”, will be delivered to the forest fire safety units and volunteers groups on the ground.
As part of FLEG II Program, the World Bank Country Office in Kyiv on October 9, 2014 hosted a round table addressing the strategic development of the forest sector and improvement of the regulatory framework and management practices of forest and land relations.
Participants of the round table “On the implementation of the FLEG practices in the Russian Federation” discussed the fulfillment of the commitments taken by Russia within the Europe and North Asia Ministerial Conference on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (ENA FLEG). In November 2015, ENA FLEG process celebrates 10 years.
AKHMETA, Georgia—In September of 2014, the Georgian Government officially transferred forest management control of the Tusheti Protected Landscape to the Tushetian people by authorizing the local Tusheti Protected Landscape Administration (TPLA) to manage the forests in the Protected Area.
On September 26, 2014 in the framework of FLEG II Program a meeting was held at the WWF-Caucasus Programme Office in Tbilisi about the importance of FSC-based voluntary forest certification and relevant perspectives in Georgia.
Over the last four months, consultants have braved watchdogs and other daunting challenges to complete surveys of over 1250 households in forest communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. The goal of the study is not only to quantify how people rely on forests, but also to help determine whether that reliance is sustainable into the future and why.
Local residents are closer than ever to assuming control over the Tusheti Protected Landscape, a sublime landscape located in Akhmeta, Kakheti, in north-eastern Georgia. Together with Tusheti Strict Nature Reserve and Tusheti National Park, the Tusheti Protected Landscape is part of the 31’518 hectare Tusheti Protected Area, one of Europe’s largest protected areas.
Development of forest adaption plans to climate change at local and regional levels as well as support to local communities for forest disaster management is one of the FLEG II Program’s leading activities in Azerbaijan. IUCN launched this assessment activity as part of its FLEG II program work in March of 2014 and is on schedule to analyse the data in late summer.
Sustainable forest management and empowering forest residents are still paying dividends around the Polistovsky Nature Reserve five years after the first efforts to build a local ecotourism economy.
On the 4th of August 2014, in the frames of the FLEG II (ENPI East) Programme a stakeholders meeting was organized by WWF-Azerbaijan in Baku. The aim of the meeting was to present to the participants a draft of the study analysis carried out by the consultants, in order to obtain their feedback through open discussion and to incorporate their relevant comments and suggestions into the final report.