Russia uses the international base of nature conservation areas to legalize its stay on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

In the international database of protected areas (WDPA), the Russian Federation entered data on “Russian protected areas” within Ukraine. For example, in this global database, information about the “Charivna Gavan” national natural park (please note that the name of the NPP is actually Ukrainian) looks like this: https://www.protectedplanet.net/555709807 In the same form, all caring people…

What is the inextricable connection of Emerald sites and European integration of Ukraine and what is at stake during their occupation?

The Emerald Network is an apt name for a network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCI) in Europe. These areas were brought together and endowed with a single conservation status for the whole of Europe. In order to be granted this status, an area must provide an adequate level of protection for habitats and…

We call on the EU and other countries to expand sanctions against Russian and Belarusian wood!

The recently published investigation by the British NGO Earthsight reveals shocking facts – the largest EU furniture retailers continue to buy furniture produced in Belarus. And it’s not just any furniture. According to the investigation, penal colonies are among the largest furniture producers in Belarus. Earthsight has managed to collect a lot of evidence that…