In Ukraine several times increased the penalties for illegal logging and destruction of wood cultures and young growth.
President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on the preservation of Ukrainian forests and preventing illegal export of unprocessed timber. About it reports on Wednesday, 3 October, the press service of the head of state.
According to the document, Ukraine has several times increased the penalties for illegal logging and destruction of wood cultures and young growth.
Noted that the government was instructed to develop a comprehensive program of restoration of forest Fund of Ukraine and identify priority scope of work for restoration of forests and afforestation, forest protection from fires, protection against pests and diseases, other forestry activities.
“The implementation of this law will allow to preserve the ecological security of Ukraine and will create the effective mechanism of preventing the Commission of offences associated with illegal logging”, – expect the initiators.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada has cancelled a moratorium on the export of firewood. On Thursday, September 6, people’s deputies of 246 votes supported the President’s proposal to the bill on the illegal export of timber.
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