Source : WWF Russia, hier
Russia and Germany for the first time united to save valuable forests Bikin
Memorandum was signed by Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany in the final session of the 11th meeting of the Forum of civil society in Russia and Germany
According to WWF, Russia demonstrated a willingness to take a serious commitment to truly innovative projects on sustainable forest management.
The project is implemented by WWF and funded by the International Climate Initiative by the German Government in accordance with Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol from 2008.
"During the past 20 years defending the public forest p. Bikin from the claims of Timber. Implemented over the past three years the joint Russian-German
project climatic failed to substantiate the value of Bikin for minorities, for the tiger and its unique importance on a global scale, - says Evgeny Lepeshkin, project
coordinator, leading the Amur branch of WWF Russia. - Therefore, the support of the project at the level of the two countries,
Russia and Germany - an event both regular and symbolic. It shows how our leaders understand the value of
The main objective of the WWF project is to preserve the pine-deciduous forests from logging Bikin. Bikin nut-fishing zone and a band of water-protection zone with total area of 461.154 million hectares of available generic community
It is estimated that the virgin forests of the middle reaches of the Bikin River accumulate biomass, capable of holding at least 113
million tons of carbon dioxide. Therefore, the preservation of these forests to the prevention of industrial logging in their
territory will make a significant contribution to the fight against global warming. And the resulting environmental benefits,
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