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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Kazakhstan to introduce a moratorium on all kinds of sanitary felling for the next 4 years

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According to the Chairman of the Committee of Forestry and Wildlife Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Kairat Ustemirov, a moratorium will allow “nature to relax” for the next 4 years.

“Forestry Committee is now considering closing all kinds of Kazakhstan sanitary felling. At a meeting with the participation of the regions, we have proposed due to the fact that the volume of sanitary cutting in the republic for the last 3-4 years has increased, that affects the state of forests. We consider this moratorium will stop sanitary cuts for some time,” K. Ustemirov said during a briefing at the Ministry of Agriculture.

According to him, round table with participation of MPs, representatives of the “Atameken”, non-governmental organizations and others will be held next week.

“We have to give a break to nature. We got carried away a little bit in carrying out sanitary felling, so we are considering such an option. The moratorium will be from 2 to 4 years ,” K. Ustemirov concluded.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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