29 June 2011, 11:41

Russian ecologists fight deforestation

Russian ecologists fight deforestation

Ecologists in the Russian Far East have asked the Russian government to help protect a unique parcel of forest in the north of the Maritime Territory form deforestation. The appeal has been signed by 1,500 people.

Ecologists in the Russian Far East have asked the Russian government to help protect a unique parcel of forest in the north of the Maritime Territory form deforestation.

The appeal has been signed by 1,500 people.

The World Wildlife Foundation has collected yet another 1,500 signatures in defence of the parcel, which has been put on the preliminary list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage.

This is a small area of traditional natural management by small indigenous peoples of the Far East, specifically the Udehe and the Nanai. Since 2009, the area has, besides, been used for a major international project to preserve the Amur Tiger. 

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