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It is time for Velykyi Luh to revive

Velykyi Luh (means Great Meadow) is one of the most important natural and historical landscapes of Ukraine. This area was flooded in 1955-1958 with construction of Kakhovske Reservoir, despite the fact that many monuments of Zaporizhzhian Sich were preserved here and a large number of rare animal and plant species were found here. For 70…

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News from Ukrainian forests, issue #4, 16.08.2023

Contacts: Yehor Hrynyk, “Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group”, [email protected] Ukrainian Parliament calls partners to strengthen sanctions against Russian and Belarusian wood! In May 2023, the Parliament of Ukraine officially called partner countries to strengthen sanctions against Russian and Belarusian wood-based products. In particular, Ukrainian parliamentarians called on the governments of foreign countries to: Introduce a complete…

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An expedition to the Kamianska Sich National Nature Park

During the expedition, we investigated what is happening on the dry bottom of the Kakhovka Reservoir. In particular: – Established 4 Biodiversity plots (EDGG) on the dry bottom of the Kakhovka Reservoir; – collected soil samples for chemical analysis; – collected soil samples for algological, virological and bacteriological analysis. We could not take samples directly…

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About the Kakhovka dam

Today, the attention of all of us is focused on the damage to the Kakhovka dam. It is obvious that these events will lead to consequences for the environment: some areas will be flooded, in some places the bottom of the reservoir will be exposed. However, we will not be able to analyze the situation…

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