We report for 2023

During 2023, we created protected areas, detected cases of damage to the nature reserve fund (NRF), opposed projects and plans harmful to nature. What did we achieve this year? Nature reserve fund We prepared applications on the establishment of 78 new objects of NRF (including three new national parks) in 14 regions with a total…

What happens to the protection of the “rear” biodiversity during the war?

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine leads to the destruction of nature. Thousands of hectares of destroyed forests and steppes, the drained Kakhov reservoir, the mass death of domestic and wild animals – footage of these environmental crimes flew around the world. However, the impact of the war on Ukraine’s biodiversity goes far beyond the regions…

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…

The “Kamianska Sich” National Nature Park has finally acquired the off-road vehicle they needed for their work!

The total cost, including expenses for delivery from Romania, repairs, and new tires, came out to just over 320,000 UAH. The vehicle is in good technical condition, so we are confident it will serve the park for many years: for anti-poaching raids, scientific expeditions, and humanitarian aid deliveries. The Kamianska Sich area was twice crossed…

The consequences of the Russian terrorist attack on the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) for wildlife

On June 6, 2023, at 2:30 am, Russian military forces detonated the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, which they had mined back in late February 2022. This act of terrorism became the most significant impact on natural ecosystems since the events starting from February 24, 2022, in Ukraine. Some foreign publications have neutrally reported on this…

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…