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Chernivtsi region got the third position in the ranking of regions with the largest area of cutting down trees in the reserves.

This at a press conference the director of the Kyiv Ecological and Cultural Center Vladimir Boreyko, wrote UNIAN

He said that the experts of the Kyiv Ecological and Cultural Center, based on data from three official sources - Departments Environment state regional administrations, regional departments of forestry, Ministry of Environment and natural resources - estimated volume of logging in the reserves in 2013-2014

Thus, the areas of logging in the reserves leading Vinnitsa (5247 ha), Transcarpathian (2310 ha ) and Chernivtsi (2081 ha) area.

By the volume of harvesting in protected areas wood top ranks Chernivtsi region (114,533 cu. M), followed by Transcarpathian (87,295 cu. M) and Chernihiv (64,336 cu. M) area. At the same time the list of regions with the largest logging in the reserves hit such as steppe Kherson region (39,076 cu. M) and Odessa (35,336 cu. M).

Boreyko noted that environmentalists are using satellite images in the last n 'Five years rated dynamics felling of forests in the Carpathian region.

" For all 50-70 years in the Ukrainian Carpathians forest will be destroyed if the current trend continues " - he said, adding that in the Carpathians only about 50 thousand. Hectares of ancient virgin forests and at the current rate cutting these unique forests may disappear in 2-3 years.

The expert said that the felling of forests on the slopes of the Carpathian dangerous not only deforestation. They also increase the danger of avalanches, landslides and spring floods as snow and water do not stay on the slopes.

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3-08-2016, 18:03

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