We call on the US Government to include a ban on timber imports from Russia in the new sanctions package!

Leading Ukrainian environmental NGOs have appealed to the US Government to include a ban on timber imports from Russia in the new sanctions package announced by President Biden. The text of the letter is below:   Expansion of US sanctions to Russian timber imports Dear Under-Secretary Nelson We, leading Ukrainian environmental NGOs, are writing to…

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…

The Parliament of Ukraine called to strengthen sanctions on Russian and Belarussian timber and seafood!

Kyiv, May 8, 2023 Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the EU, the US, Japan and other countries have imposed sanctions on wood and seafood from Russia and Belarus. However, such sanctions are often incomplete. In addition, Russian and Belarusian companies have learned to circumvent them, passing off their products…

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…