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The number of illegal logging in the Angara region decreased by 38%
In the Irkutsk Region, according to the results of the first quarter of 2021, the number of illegal logging decreased by 38,6%. The volumes of illegally harvested timber also decreased by 31,1%. At the same time, the Irkutsk region closed the top three in illegal logging in Russia.
According to "Baikal 24”, Such data were obtained during space monitoring. In 2020, the analyzed territory increased from 33 million hectares to 43 million hectares. The total volume of black felling in Russia decreased 2,7 times to 415,1 thousand cubic meters.
In the Irkutsk region, as noted by the regional government, there is a high intensity of forest use. But by means of space monitoring, thanks to control measures, it is possible to suppress the activities of black lumberjacks quickly.
According to the monitoring results, the largest number of illegally harvested timber was found in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Buryatia and the Irkutsk Region. Roslesinforg data were collected for the first quarter of 2021.