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Forests

Forests

  • Forest tending and salvage logging practices in the Russian Far East: Legal cover for illegal logging.
    Author:
    B. Milakovsky, A. Kabanets, D. Sychikov, A. Sychikov, E. Chuvasov
    This report is intended to draw attention to problem of illegal logging under the cover of forest tending and salvage logging in the Far East of Russia. The abuse of these silvicultural practices threatens Amur tiger habitat. It describes practices used in region to undermine forest legislation and conduct industrial logging under cover of useful silvicultural practices, which threatens Amur tiger habitat. This report will be helpful to regional and federal forestry authorities, law enforcement agencies, timber exporters, NGOs, students of universities and colleges, as well as all those who care about Russian forests.

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  • Illegal logging in the Russian Far East: global demand and taiga destruction.
    Author:
    Smirnov, D.Y. (ed.) Kabanets, A.G., Milakovsky, B.J., Lepeshkin, E.A., Sychikov, D.V, 2013
    This report summarizes case studies and on-the-ground fi eld observations over 10 years of investigations. These investigations reveal a sobering reality:
    the forest management system has become deeply criminalized, allowing illegal loggers to plunder valuable timber stocks with impunity.

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  • Author:
    Edited by Josh Newell, Nikolay Shmatkov, Yury Shuvaev, 2010
    This Country Guide is primarily designed to help keep illegally sourced timber out of supply chains that begin in Russia. It is targeted specifically at those who purchase timber products sheet materials, sawn timber, pulp, paper, furniture, and other wooden manufactured goods from Russia.

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  • The Russian-Chinese timber trade: Export, Supply chains, Consumption, and Illegal logging
    Author:
    2006
    The authors are grateful to the following experts who contributed to this publication: A. Lankin, N. Burdin, E. Kulikova, A. Voropaev, V. Dmitriev, Yu. Darman, D. Smirnov, E. Kopylova, N. Shmatkov and, of course, to E. Voronkova and L. Melnik, the editors of Russian edition of publication.

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  • Illegal Logging in the Southern Part of the Russian Far East
    Author:
    Anatoly Kotlobay, Andrey Ptichnikov, 2002
    Problem Analysis and Proposed Solutions

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  • WWF Forest Programme: Analisis of Illegal Logging and Practices in the Russian-Japanese Timber Trade
    Author:
    Alexei Lankin, Alexander Voropaev, 2002
    Japan is the second largest importer of wood from Russia after China, accounting for 17% of the country export and worth 700 million USD  per year. Export to Japan involves timber coming from Southern Siberia and the Russian Far East (RFE). Siberian forests consist primarily of typical boreal species – spruce, pine. Far Eastern forests have a boreal character in the north of the region and temperate hardwood oak and ash-tree forests in the south of the RFE.

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  • High Conservation Value Forests: The concept in theory and practice
    Author:
    Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken with Gerald Steindlegger and Chng Soh Koon, 2007
    This brochure will interest anyone seeking solutions for forest use that look at not only the economic value of forests but also the critical social and ecosystem values and services which forests provide to people and nature. Readers will be able to learn about the concept of High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and how it has been applied throughout the world. They will also be able to see how the concept has been used in many different settings and by a wide range of stakeholder groups.

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  • Development of market links for non-timber forest products harvested in Russian Far East
    Author:
    Kerry Hughes, Tasha Goldberg, 2012
    This summary condenses the report that investigated the development of market links for non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in the Russian Far East (RFE). Based on resource inventories and management plans completed in the RFE territories, there are indeed marketable materials available for sustainable harvest that can produce benefits for biodiversity conservation as well as the sustainable economic development of the local people including the indigenous Udege and Nanai communities.

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  • BIKIN Project and KOREAN PINE CARBON STORAGE Project
    Author:
    Brochure, 2017
    BIKIN Project and KOREAN PINE CARBON STORAGE Project: Results of the Russian-German cooperation in the Russian Far East

    «Mitigate impacts of climate change through the protection of large scale virgin forests in the Bikin Area (Russian Far East)» BMU-No II. C. 65. November 2008—October 2012

    «Reduction of CO2 emission through the protection and sustainable management of Korean Pine broadleaved mixed forests in the Russian Far East» BMU-No. 11. III.027. RUS.K.
    August 2011—June 2016

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  • WWF Conserving forests
    10 WWF Conserving forests 29 October 2019 | 5 Shows
    Author:
    Amur WWF
    The Amur Ecoregion forests are considered to be the most productive in the temperate zone of Asia. Here, the typical northern species like elk, birch get along with southern yellow-throated marten, wild vine, tigers and leopards.
    Since 1998, the Forest Program run by WWF in the Russian Far East is focused on saving the most valuable forests of the Amur Ecoregion. The forests play a signifi cant role in preserving biological diversity, they mitigate climate change, clean air, reduce geenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere, protect against fl oods and soil erosion, safeguard rivers' sources and lakes.

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