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Kyushu-Okinawa Summit 2000

Report on The Implementation of The G8 Action Programme on Forests

Okinawa, July 21, 2000

Progress Report

I. Introduction

Pursuant to the agreements, reached at the G-8 Summit, Birmingham, 1998, the President of the Russian Federation issued a Special Decree on the implementation of the above agreements. In compliance with the aforesaid Decree, the Federal Forest Service of Russia has developed and the Russian Government has approved a plan of measures (proposals) to implement the G-8 Action Programme on Forests. Aware of the immense environmental value of the Russian forests, Russia confirms its commitment to implement Proposals for Action of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests and takes part in the on-going dialogue on sustainable forest management under the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests. The text below presents the National Progress Report of Russia for the G-8 Action Programme on Forests.

II. Monitoring and Assessment

The Russian Federation

III. National Forest Programmes

The Russian Federation

IV.Protected Areas

The Russian Federation

V. Private Sector

The Forest Code of the Russian Federation declares federal ownership of forest lands, which are managed by the Federal Forest Service of Russia. And the timber is harvested and processed practically entirely by privatised timber industry enterprises.

The Russian Federation

VI. Illegal Logging

The Russian Federation

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