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The Ministry of nature of Russia has proposed to abolish the control zone, within which regional authorities are allowed not to put out forest fires. About this newspaper “Kommersant”.
It is noted that at the present time in the control zone, which includes forests in inaccessible and remote areas make up almost half of the total forest Fund of Russia. They are officially allowed not to put out fires if they don’t pose a threat to settlements and objects of economy, and the costs of suppression exceed the harm that can cause a fire.
Officials proposed to reduce the zone to six per cent, attributing to them only the “non-forest lands, which are located in reserve forests”. To a substantial reduction of the control areas previously called environmentalists, reported that 90 percent of catastrophic fires in the summer of 2019 had on these areas.
Forest conservation is one of the key directions of the national project “Ecology”, which is implemented in Russia until 2024. Within the subsection provides for the recovery of areas deforested and killed by forest fires, reducing damage from fires three times. To increase the area of reforestation from the Federal budget to the regions in 2020 were 2,4 billion rubles.
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