Ministry: 1280 m3 Trees Illegally Felled in Georgia in February

In February 2018, 1280 m3 trees were illegally felled in Georgia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment has stated.

According to the Ministry, 573 cases of illegal tree-felling and transportation have so far been revealed, including 35 cases containing criminal offenses. The evidence has been sent to relevant agencies for further investigation.

The cases of illegal tree-cutting in the regions of Georgia are as follows:

Kakheti - 206 cases

Samtskhe-Javakheti - 90 cases

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 61 cases

Kvemo Kartli - 50 cases

Imereti - 45 cases

Shida Kartli - 42 cases

Racha-Lechkhumi - Kvemo Svaneti - 26 cases

Adjara - 21 cases

Guria - 10 cases

According to the Ministry, 46 cases of violation of the Sawing Law were also recorded. 26 unregistered mechanical sawing units were removed from factories and taken to the Finance Ministry.

By Thea Morrison

05 March 2018 08:26