Workshop in Podujeva on forest management – Advocacy Training and Resource Center (ATRC) – Kosovo

On 10 October, 2014, Advocacy Training and Resource Center (ATRC) in collaboration with Eco Vision in Podujeva Municipality, within the regional project Env.Net, organized a regional workshop on the theme “Forest management and measures dealing with the prevention of illegal logging.” Participants in the workshop were representatives from Podujevo Municipality, representatives from Basic Court of Podujeva, Kosovo Police, Department of Forestry and Rural Development, Forest guards, Podujevo Youth Centre, local media, and citizens from Podujevo Municipality.

The discussion was focused on the real situation in the forestry and on the level of degradation, which was considered alarming and disastrous.

Participants agreed that the main cause of forest degradation is the lack of cooperation and coordination between Kosovo institutions, such as: forestry guard – the police – court, and the special police for protection of forestry.

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