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Ministry of Natural Resources of Crimea — on the ban on felling coniferous trees on the eve of the New Year holidays

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The Ministry of Natural Resources of Crimea warns citizens about the ban on felling coniferous plantations in the pre-New Year period.

On the eve of the holidays, control over the safety of coniferous plantations has been strengthened by patrolling the territories of forest areas most prone to illegal logging. Employees of the internal affairs bodies of the Republic of Crimea will also be involved in these events. During the monitoring, special attention will be paid to the verification of transport documentation, as well as documents confirming the right to purchase and sell New Year trees , environmentalists warned.

The Ministry of Natural Resources calls on the inhabitants of Crimea to preserve forest wealth, use mainly artificial decorations, and purchase only coniferous trees that are allowed for sale.

If you witness a violation of forest legislation, immediately report it to the nearest forestry institution, or call the hotline of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Crimea: (3652) 51-39-94.

REFERENCE: In accordance with Article 8. 28 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, illegal felling, damage to forest plantations or unauthorized digging of trees, shrubs, lianas in forests entails the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of three thousand to four thousand rubles; for officials — from twenty thousand to forty thousand rubles; for legal entities — from two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand rubles. In the event of significant damage to forests exceeding the amount of 5 000 rubles, criminal liability is imposed under article 260 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Depending on the severity of the crime, the punishment may vary from a fine of up to five hundred thousand rubles to imprisonment for up to seven years.

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