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Regions of Siberia and the Far Eastern Federal District became leaders in terms of the volume of illegal logging

Regions of Siberia and the Far Eastern Federal District became leaders in terms of the volume of illegal logging
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Roslesinforg analyzed the results of remote sensing of the Earth in order to assess in which regions the largest volume of illegal timber felling. Most of all, black loggers have cut down forests in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Buryatia and the Irkutsk Region.

According to the press service of Roslesinforg, the data was collected for the first quarter of 2021. It is in the first three months of the year, experts say, that the largest volume of illegal logging falls. In total in Russia during this period it was possible to cover 59,1 million hectares in 15 regions of the country. Of these, 75% were in Siberia, 9% - in the Far East, 7% - in the North-West and the rest in other federal districts. In total, monitoring will be carried out in 37 constituent entities of Russia at the end of 2021. The coverage will be 211,5 million hectares.

In the last monitoring, experts estimated the number of illegal logging, their area and the volume of illegally harvested timber. A total of 49 such facts were revealed in eight out of 15 regions: Buryatia, Transbaikalia, Irkutsk Oblast, Bashkortostan, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Arkhangelsk, Sverdlovsk and Tver Regions. The volume of felling amounted to more than 50 thousand cubic meters, the damage amounted to 437 million hectares.

The average indicator per one million hectares of forestry was 872 cubic meters of timber. This is 25% less than in the first quarter of 2020. Then the figure was 1 cubic meters.

Despite the fact that the volume of felling in Siberia has decreased by one third, this federal district is leading this year with a result of 1 cubic meters per one million hectares of territory. Most violations occurred in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. In the Irkutsk Region, the volume of illegal logging per one million hectares was 106 cubic meters. The situation in the region has improved by 1% compared to the first quarter of 229. The damage is estimated at 35 million rubles, which is about 2020% of the total damage in the country.

Buryatia closes the top three. The average felling volume has tripled compared to the same period last year to 470 cubic meters of illegally harvested timber with a total area of ​​13,8 hectares. The damage is estimated at 7,2 million rubles.
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