Campaign against Illegal Wood Cutting

Initiative: “Centre for Investigative Journalism”

Place: Mykolaiv, Mykolaiv Oblast

Year: 2017

Web: http://nikcenter.org/

The campaign led by investigative journalists and local ecological initiatives responds to a discovery of highly controversial wood cutting which takes place on the territory of the town of Mykolaiv with consent of local officials and politicians. As an example, the director of the local branch of ecological inspection has built a large family mansion on an illegally-cut land plot.
The campaign aims at preventing such misdeeds by letting the citizens participate in the process of wood-cutting approvals and introducing of regulations that would make the process more regulated and transparent.