Pollution of the Bug estuary following damage to Mykolaiv’s main wastewater treatment facility

The war in Ukraine has seen attacks on or disruption to wastewater treatment infrastructure in Rubizhne, Chernihiv, Skadovsk, Sloviansk, Mariupol, Siverodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna, Mykolaiv, Vasylivka, and likely elsewhere. Eleven separate attacks on water facilities were reported on one day alone, April 19th. These included damage to, and/or the de-energisation of filter stations, pumping stations, and…

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Dvurichanskyi National Park is deoccupied!

Together with all Ukrainians, we congratulate the incredible successes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of the Kharkiv region! Why are we writing about it on the environmental conservation page? Because today is the first morning when the Dvurichanskyi National Nature Park is freed from the occupiers! By the way, together with him, defenders of Ukraine,…

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THE POST-WAR FATE OF THE WORLD’S PROTECTED AREAS: CONSERVATION WITH BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE, THE STATE AND NATURE

The national parks of the world, in addition to nature, preserve the history of wars, repressions and the struggle for independence. After the end of hostilities, the governments of many countries and the citizens themselves seek to preserve natural areas as valuable ecosystems, places of recreation and memory. Is it possible and should this practice…

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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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