Daghestan’s Samur Forest is now on the list of five oldest forests in Russia under threat. The list was compiled by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). [Read more…]
A video published online this week depicting a bin on one of the main streets of the Daghestani town of Kizlyar has gone viral. There is an acute problem with rubbish in the republic.
The Committee on Ecology and Natural Resources of Ingushetia has launched a special project called ‘For a Clean Ingushetia’. As part of the project, the authorities are asking people to covertly record people throwing rubbish in unauthorised places and to publish the recordings online. According to the authorities, this will radically decrease the number of people violating environmental laws.
Extraction of Gold and Copper by mining company RMG in southern Georgia is doing irreparable damage to the environment. Landscapes, forests, and entire ecosystems are being completely wiped out, but both the company and the government claim it is all a part of Georgia’s ‘sustainable development’. [Read more…]
On 5 March, about 50 people staged a protest against construction projects on beach in the Daghestani city of Kaspiysk. The activists doubt the city authorities’ assurances that the beach will be improved.
Dredging works in the River Nalchik floodplain are allowing private entrepreneurs to unlawfully appropriate lands in the river’s ‘protective zone’, and are destroying the valley’s ecosystem.
A group of residents from the village of Kirnati in Georgia’s Adjara region staged a protest on 24 February against construction projects implemented by the Adjara Energy 2007 company.
Solar powered LED lights have been installed at the Heroes Square monument in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. [Read more…]
Poachers have killed two deers over the past few days, in two different regions of Georgia, according to the Ministry of Environment. [Read more…]