Saving scientific data during war: how is it possible and why it matters?

By Oleksii Marushchak Oleksii Marushchak is Chief Data Manager at Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (UNCG). UWEC Work Group invited him to describe data management and security in wartime conditions. UNCG is actively involved not only in scientific research of Ukrainian biodiversity, creating and supporting Nature Reserve Fund sites, and environmental education on different levels, but…

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…

What are the de-occupied objects of the nature reserve fund of Kherson and Mykolaiv Region?

Together with all Ukrainians, we congratulate the incredible successes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kherson region! The fact that the protected territories of the right-bank part of the Kherson region and the south-eastern part of the Mykolaiv region have been freed from the occupiers is also incredibly pleasing!   What valuable protected areas…

Defending themselves against the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the russians destroy nature reserves

Russian troops have begun construction of a powerful fortified area along the left bank of the Kherson region in Ukraine. An approximate scheme of the “defense lines” (Map of the russian defense lines being built on the right bank of the Dnieper 11/05/2022) posted the @COUPSURE channel on Twitter. Analysis of satellite images confirms this…

The Great Stalin Plan for the Transformation of Nature: HOW WAS THE NATURE OF UKRAINE DESTROYED UNDER THE SOVIET UNION?

Breaking up with Russia, we should finally break up with our common Soviet past, where myth-making was almost the basis of state policy. In this article, we would like to debunk one of the myths of Soviet propaganda without naming it. Instead, let us analyze what were the consequences of the implementation of Stalin’s plan…

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…