Biomass supplier in Far East of Russia

The company was harvesting wood within HCVF territories identified by NGOs in Far East. A the same type those territories do not have official status of protection and Forestry Agency gave a full license to harvest

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Illegal biomass extraction
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords HCVF, FSC, illegal logging, wood chips
References http://forestforum.ru/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17512
Start date 2013
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company is interested to use the resources which were paid of in form of leasing fees, at the same time NGOs push them to exclude those areas from harvesting operations
Barriers for dialogue Authority continue to charge the leasing fee from the company, company bannes its operations in HCFV areas (moratorium) only after suspension of FSC certificate
Forums for dialogue Exclusion of HCVF from leasing contract of the company by Forestry Agency
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Round table initiated either by the state representative or NGOs should improve the situation and clearly show to the company the rules of business and what are the threats if those are broken
Comments company continues to work

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