ForestCom discovered signs of illegal logging in the forest of the Research Enterprise “Obroshyne”
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ForestCom experts visited forest areas located near the settlements of Basivka and Godovytsia of the Sokilnycky territorial community in the territory of Lviv region in order to identify the signs of legality of logging. The forest sites are managed by the State Enterprise “Research Enterprise “Obroshyne” supervised by the Institute of Agriculture of the Carpathian Region of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine.
Result of the inspection:
Recorded illegally logged oak, beech, aspen, birch and alder trees within the territory of sub-compartments 1; 2; 5; 6; 8; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 22; and 23 of the compartment 6.
Recorded illegall selective logging: in compartment 6, sub-compartments 4 and 5.
Recorded illegally logged oak, beech, aspen, birch, and alder trees within the territory of sub-compartments 1; 2; 5; 6; 7; 8; 14; 16; 19; 24; 26; 28; 29; 31; 32; 47; and 50 of the compartment 4, as well as in sub-compartment 4 of the compartment 1 and sub-compartments 3; 7; 10; 17 of the compartment 2.
The illegality of felling is evidenced by the absence of a specially applied stamps on the identified stumps. These trees were not documented within established official logging procedure, which is a violation of forest law and should be qualified as illegal logging. Also, this is a violation of the wood harvesting rules related to a special permit for the use of forest resources (logging ticket) and the Procedure for the special use of forest resources, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of May 23, 2007 No. 761.
In accordance with the Decree of the CMU dated July 23, 2008 N 665 "On the approval of fees for calculating the amount of damage caused to the forest", the amount of estimated damage caused by the illegal logging is estimated at UAH 2,653,937 (USD 72,500).
The reports about discovered violations were sent to the relevant law enforcement agencies (State Bureau of Investigations and L’viv Prosecution Office).