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More than 900 facts of illegal logging were recorded in the Angara region

More than 900 facts of illegal logging were recorded in the Angara region
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This year, 915 facts of illegal logging were discovered in the Irkutsk region, of which 860 have signs of a crime. Six criminal cases have been initiated on illegal timber extraction in the region. 

According to the press service of the regional government, since the beginning of the year black loggers have logged about 4,5 thousand cubic meters of timber from 88 illegal logging in the Irkutsk region alone. The damage exceeded 68 million rubles.

At the same time, the number of illegal logging in the region as a whole decreased - by 48,8% in the first half of the year. The authorities plan to restore all the lost forests by 2024.

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