The new edition of “Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the Russian Federation” is already in high demand at higher education institutions.
Its first version was published in 2011 and was highly demanded by professional development and higher education institutions, specializing in forestry. However, in view of the need to reflect the broad range of new government efforts in this area, that textbook was substantially updated, which is of particular importance on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the FLEG Ministerial Process in Europe and Northern Asia (ENA FLEG).
The textbook gives students knowledge in government and economic management of forests. It teaches future specialists to take administrative decisions regarding the use, restoration, and protection of forests, prevention and reduction of illegal activities and corruption.
The textbook consists of 6 modules: legal, regulatory, and organizational aspects of the fight against illegal activities; organization and implementation of state forest control; accounting of harvested wood; forest certification and other market incentives for legal forest use; work with the civil society; corruption risks related to the forest legislation.
The readers of the textbooks will get answers to such question as “Which documents must a forest user have for logging forest plantations?”, “Which timber must be labeled?”, “Which supporting documents must transported wood have?”, “What arguments can be used to convince the head of the organization to provide additional funds for an expanded program of public participation?” and many others.
The textbook is recommended for use in programs of higher and middle professional education, for Bachelor’s degree forestry programs, and for professional development of mid-level management, as well in retraining and skills development programs for additional education.