Welcome to FOREST.RU !!!
If You are looking for information about Russian forests and forestry You are in the right place!
Note, this is NOT an official site of Russian Forest Service or any other governmental body and NOT an advertisement by some particular forest company. Forest is no all about timber!
This site is about Russian forests, their conservation and sustainable usage. We will try to share with You our vision on Russian forests, forestry and forest management.
We will provide You with a basic information about Russian forests and forestry. We will share with You official data available, as far as provide our comments and evaluations. We will also tell You about official concept of Russian forestry and guide You through complicated Russian forest legislation and regulations.
Forest Fires in the Russian Taiga: Natural Disaster or Poor Management?
Taiga Rescue Network Factsheet, Written by Mikhail Karpachevskiy, 2004.
Environmental aspects of forestry activity of large forest companies in Russia
21 largest industry holdings consume 23-25% of the wood supply and hold 40-42% of forest products sales
Atlas of Russia’s Intact Forest Landscapes
A History of Russian Forestry and its Leaders
Approximately 289 million hectares (26 percent of the forest zone) remain as large, intact forest landscapes in Russia. Approximately 5 percent of the intact forest landscapes are in areas with special protection at the federal level.
If You believe everything is OK with forests in Russia You are unfortunately far from the true. On this site we will also tell You about problems we regard as the most important for Russian forests.
However, we would not like just to tell how bad the situation is but look how the problems could be solved. Each time telling about a problem we will try to look for solution. Particularly, in this site
we will try to discuss sustainable forestry
issues in Russia – possible ways to improve current forestry practices.
One of our special focus is Russian old-growth forests – one of the largest shares of world's intact forests still remain in the Earth. We believe this unique
natural heritage has international importance and should be preserved against destruction.