News from Ukrainian forests Issue #2, 08.08.2022

Contacts: Yehor Hrynyk, “Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group”, [email protected]   War in Ukraine continues. Initiatives endangering forests only gather pace! ____  Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2022) in Lugano: was there a place for forests? Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2022) took place on 4-5 July in Lugano, Switzerland. Over 1000 participants attended the event, including high officials…

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How to help Ukrainian nature during the war?

Currently, a third of the protected territories of Ukraine are in the zones of active hostilities, occupation and humanitarian crisis. Most of them do not receive state support due to the inability to transfer funds to the occupied territories and long bureaucratic procedures. There is also no income from tourism. That’s why we decided to…

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How SGS helps Russia wage the war?

Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, many firms and organizations from civilized countries have stopped their work in Russia, despite great financial losses. Unfortunately, the other part was left to work. Thereby helping the economy of the aggressor to earn money on waging war and on missile strikes on Ukrainian cities. One such…

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Ban russian logging and woodworking!

In April, the EU imposed sanctions on the import of Russian and Belarusian wood and most of its products, which caused significant economic losses to the aggressor countries. Similar sanctions were introduced by Japan, the USA and a number of other civilized countries. Unfortunately, these prohibitions do not apply to all wood products. Also, a…

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Tapinoma kinburni is endangered!

Tapinoma kinburni is one of the two rarest species of ants in Ukraine. Of course, it is listed in the Red Book. We are not writing this news because an ant is depicted on our logo. But because people may never see this particular ant again. This relict steppe species is known only from the…

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What should be the fate of Snake Island?

Snake Island (Zmiinyi Island) is the most remote part of land on the map of Ukraine. Until recently, it attracted the attention of only biologists. But in recent months, this small rock managed to become a symbol of the indomitable Ukrainian spirit, victory and the return of the temporarily occupied lands under the control of…

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20 plants that may disappear due to russia’s war in Ukraine

Extinction of rare species does not occur only in Madagascar, Australia or the islands of Indonesia. Plants, animals and fungi disappear forever in all regions of the planet where there is life. Extremely rare species also occur in Ukraine. The diversity of natural landscapes of Ukraine creates conditions for rare and endemic species, i.e. those…

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