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Contracts for deforestation are terminated in Angara
The Ministry of Forestry of the Irkutsk Region began to terminate contracts and additional agreements for cutting of protective forests. Damage to the state from such activities, according to Rosleskhoz, has already amounted to 44 billion rubles.
As stated and. about. Minister of Forestry of the Irkutsk Region Dmitry Petrenev, 5,5 million cubic meters of protective forests on an area of more than 23 thousand hectares were destroyed in the region. The department began work on the termination of rights to cut protective forests and judicially stopped cutting in nature reserves. Work there was carried out on the basis of ten contracts.
The former head of the Ministry of Forestry of the Irkutsk Region, Sergey Sheverda, is now in jail. His detained in June 2019 on charges of abuse of power and organization of illegal logging in the Tukolon nature reserve.