Natural Resources

On Saturday morning it was reported on 12 thousand 876 dead, 14 000 865 missing and 645 injured 4000. Recall that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami were the most horrific in its disastrous consequences for the last 88 years. As will be offset by cutting Khimki forest? Last week, the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources said that instead of 100 hectares of forest array, felled for the construction of a highway "Moscow – St. Petersburg ', will be planted to seven times more forest – 700 acres – in Moscow. An appropriate program of compensatory plantings prepared Ministry of Natural Resources in cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation and the City of Moscow. It is planned that will be planted 700 hectares of forest, which fully compensates for the felling of the forest in Khimki (100 acres) and create the necessary balance of nature in the region. New forests appear in the north of Moscow, will also be expanded to the National Park 'Elk Island'.

A FFA proposes that compensatory planting of forest Khimki, just landed in Khimki and around an area 236 hectares of 99 000 trees and shrubs. In addition to Khimki FFA proposes to plant 12 000 trees and shrubs on 10 acres in Krasnogorsk, for 129 acres in Chekhov and on 310 acres in Orekhovo-Zuevo forestry. At the same time Office finds that in addition to planting the trees, it makes sense to pursue other compensatory measures, for example, to eliminate illegal dumps. Now FFA is looking for land for compensatory planting in accordance with the decision of the governmental commission on December 14, 2010. While the area of deforestation of 145 hectares, compensatory planting should be conducted on an area of 500 hectares. And so time, environmentalists are unhappy with the tightening of the final decision on compensation for Khimki forest plantations: they indicate that the 'landing of the little square' is no substitute for forest, and suspect the presence in the project corruption component.

According to them, FFA just can not find a suitable place for such a large project, and suggested instead to plant some groups of trees around the Moscow area. Environmentalists point out that compensation for losses for the residents of Khimki is impossible. Lands, which allow a return of the lost Khimki forest area larger forest within a radius of at least 20 miles – not, say environmentalists. At the same time small plots of forest or parks will not allow the same environmental benefits as a large timber, and remote forest will not be available for one million inhabitants of the northern suburbs, refine environmental experts.