Russian Forestry Legislation Inadequate, Project Roundtable Hears | WWF

Russian Forestry Legislation Inadequate, Project Roundtable Hears



Posted on 16 November 2010
From Enpi: Current Russian legislation cannot adequately ensure effective sustainable forest use, protection and conservation, according to a recent roundtable organised in the framework of the EU-funded ENPI-FLEG project. This is because there are a number of discrepancies in the system, such as the fact that there are no official documents or formal procedures which could reliably confirm the legal status of timber. This puts Russia in a difficult situation with regard to new US and EU legislation on preventing illegal forest products trade. Read more...