2013 / 11 / 22 Comments (0)

Public Hearing in Petrozavodsk: Conservationists in Minority

As reported by The Forest Portal of Karelia (http://forest-karelia.ru/?id=526), a public hearing on the development plan for a new residential district known as Drevlyanka-9 was held on 21 November at the Petrozavodsk administration building. Read more… »

2013 / 02 / 12 Comments (0)

Greenpeace Russia and SPOK: FSC in Russia does not guarantee conservation of intact forests and sustainable forest use

Voluntary forest certification according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) system in Russia does not guarantee the conservation of the most important high conservation value forests and sustainable forest use. Read more… »

2012 / 12 / 31 Comments (0)

A Happy New Year to all!

Dear Colleagues,

We are wishing for the generosity and strength to continue to make improvements in the forests of our small republic. Read more… »

2012 / 12 / 20 Comments (0)

Environmental organizations are concerned with the state of voluntary forest certification in Russia.

The Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace Russia, NGO Transparent World, Foundation Silver Taiga and Karelian environmental organization SPOK sent an appeal to the Executive Director of the International Centre of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Kim Carstensen with a request to increase the power of the national FSC office in Russia, and to establish a Russian office of the Accreditation organization FSC – the supervisory authority of the Forest Stewardship Council – in order for it to be able to participate in the resolution of arising conflicts between stakeholders and to ensure the quality of FSC-certification. Read more… »

2012 / 12 / 19 Comments (0)

Question of Reserving Karelia’s Valuable Forests for SPNAs Remains Open

The government of Karelia still needs to reserve valuable timberlands for the creation of the Specially Protected Natural Areas (SPNAs) that have been included in the regional land use plan. This point was made by Alexander Markovsky, director of The Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK, while addressing the December 18 meeting at the republic’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, where the problems of forest development and nature conservation were discussed. Read more… »

2012 / 12 / 17 Comments (0)

OOO Medvezhegorsky LPKh Fined 300,000 Rubles for Destruction of Red Book Species

The Administration of Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for the Supervision of Natural Resources) for the Republic of Karelia has fined OOO Medvezhegorsky LPKh 300,000 rubles for the destruction of Red Book species while logging in the area of a planned nature park on the Zaonezhsky Peninsula. Read more… »

2012 / 12 / 17 Comments (0)

Forest Portal of Karelia Wins Award in City Heading for the Future Competition

On 17 December the award ceremony for the winners of the tenth City Heading for the Future competition was held at the Kalevala cinema. Read more… »

2012 / 12 / 10 Comments (0)

Environmental organizations of Russia and Sweden demanded IKEA to stop the destruction of valuable forests in Karelia.

The IKEA group and Swedish concern which is part of the group must stop cutting down valuable forests of Karelia, as well as, stop buying timber from such forests and planned Protected Areas of the republic. Read more… »

2012 / 12 / 05 Comments (0)

Nature Conservationists and Amateur Radio Operators Build Eco-friendly Path to Largest Spruce Tree in Fennoscandia.

The Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK has completed work on the construction of a tourist path to the largest spruce tree in Fennoscandia, which is located on the grounds of the Zaozersky Scenic Reserve on the outskirts of Petrozavodsk. Read more… »

2012 / 11 / 27 Comments (0)

Suspension of FSC certificate validity at Segezhsky paper and pulp mill

Since the 27th of November, the Audit Company NEPCon decided to suspend the validity of the sertificate of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for the forest management and delivery chain, which were issued to OJSC Segezhsky paper and pulp mill, included into the timber holding Investlesprom. Read more… »