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The public letter to the Minister of the Environment to support in the establishment of non-disturbance of breeding birdlife

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 May 28, 2019 To: Minister of the Environment, Mr Rene Kokk We support your call to private forest owners in Estonia, to follow the good example of the state (the State Forest Management organization) to follow the ban on logging in Spring and early Summer. We join the environmental organizations public letter and ask you to establish by the regulation of the Minister of the Environment the protection from logging of all Estonian forests during the bird nesting season.In addition the arguments put forward by the environmental organizations, we want to draw attention to the negative impact that logging during the nesting season has on the tourism sector. Estonia is considered to be one of Europe´s most outstanding birdwatching and wildlife tourism destinations. The high season for the birdwatching tourism lasts from March to June. Felling the trees during the most important and delicate period for the birdlife has a devastating effect on...
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Tourism companies for sustainable management of Estonian forests

Tourism companies for sustainable management of Estonian forests
Public appeal of tourism companies to the Environmental Commission of the Parliament of Estonia and the Minister of Environment concerning sustainable management of Estonia forests.Current forest policy and forest management practices in Estonia do not take into sufficient consideration the needs of tourism sector. Increasing forest cutting conflic...
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