Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine leads to the destruction of nature. Thousands of hectares of destroyed forests and steppes, the drained Kakhov reservoir, the mass death of domestic and wild animals – footage of these environmental crimes flew around the world.
However, the impact of the war on Ukraine’s biodiversity goes far beyond the regions where hostilities are taking place. The economic decline of the country, mass emigration and other factors caused by the war affect the biodiversity of Ukraine hundreds of kilometers from the front line.
In our new report, we tried to show:
- What happens to the “rear” forests, steppes, meadows of Ukraine during a full-scale invasion.
- How the war affects the environmental civic movement.
- What legislative and management initiatives threaten the biodiversity of Ukraine during the war.
- What needs to be done to ensure that the reconstruction of Ukraine is truly green and does not threaten biodiversity.
The report is available in Ukrainian and English at the links below: