PDF version of the booklet “Guidelines for conservation of biodiversity during logging in the Komi Republic” is available among the project documents (in Russian).
The Guidelines for conservation of biodiversity during logging are in use during logging of mature and over-mature timber in commercial forests. The Guidelines have been elaborated to fulfill the requirements of the legislation in field of biodiversity conservation. Moreover they consider the requirements of voluntary forest certification.
The booklet presents a list of key biotopes and key elements of growing stock which should be conserved during logging. Practical suggestions and examples of key biotopes and key elements of growing stock definition during allocation of plots are given in the booklet as well.
The Guidelines are meant for forestry specialists, logging companies, inventory enterprises, environmental organizations, scientists and other interested forest stakeholders.
The booklet has been published under High Conservation Value Forests Project which is being carried out by Silver Taiga Foundation in the Komi Republic during 2008-2011 with financial support from Mondi Group.
You can order the booklet at EPopova@komimodelforest.ru