Logging of HCVF in Kalevalskiy region in Republic of Karelia

Company was accused by NGOs in illegal harvesting of HCVF in northern part of Republic of Karelia. The harvesting operations were done within the moratorium territories set up by non-governmental organization, however which were not having any official status officially

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources logging residues, fire wood, solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords HCVF, illegal logging, NGOs, wood chips
References http://www.fsc-watch.org/archives/2011/11/10/IKEA_supplier_Swedwo
Start date 2008
End date 2013
Reason(s) for conflict company harvested within its leasing areas which were set up as moratorium protection territories, however did not have any official protection status
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests NGOs were consolidated in attempts to promote information about harvesting in European society
Barriers for dialogue Authority gave forest land into the leasing which includes the moratorium territories and where de facto was allowed to harvest, the leaser is paying leasing fee, which was also including the moratorium areas
Forums for dialogue Dialog between local authority, NGOs and industry to find common solution
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Role and position of Government in Republic of Karelia should be stronger
Comments Since 2014 company is not operating in Republic of Karelia

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