Within the FLEG II Program in Moldova, on 10th of February 2015, a work meeting was held at Moldsilva Forestry Agency. The meeting aimed to present a wood traceability draft software application. The application is meant for wood traceability, a monitoring system from the standing timber till the end user. After the presentation, the forest specialists agreed upon a few recommendations for the software application improvement, and the final version is to be presented by the end of next month. Looking forward, the monitoring system is to be implemented for the entire national forest sector, aiming at reducing illegal loggings and combating tax evasion in the respective sector.
WWF-Danube Carpathian Programme (WWF-DCP), one of the implementing organizations of the FLEG II Program, is responsible for the activity in Moldova on Developing a monitoring system of wood flow and supporting law enforcement agencies to ensure the elimination of illegal activities – Improving wood traceability through developing and testing a wood evidence system (software application) from the standing timber to the end user. Vatici Forest Management Unit from Orhei Forestry Enterprise was selected as pilot-unit and model area for initial implementation and testing of the wood monitoring system and training of the foresters regarding the system.
In addition, under the FLEG II Program a collaboration protocol was signed between WWF-DCP and the Ecology College from Chisinau, Moldova, which will contribute to the development and publication of educational materials for teachers and students, pre-university level, upon forest law enforcement and governance, education and information of school students related to forest knowledge.
ENPI FLEG II Program is implemented over a period of four years (2012-2016) and is supported by the European Union.
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