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Almost 2.9 mln hectares of Ukraine’s nature reserve fund under threat of destruction

Almost 2.9 mln hectares of Ukraine’s nature reserve fund under threat of destruction

According to the report released by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, almost 200 territories of the Emerald Network in Ukraine are in danger of destruction due to hostilities.

“The combat actions launched by the Russian invaders covered a third of the area of Ukraine’s nature reserve fund. As a result, reserves and national parks suffer significant losses. According to scientists, almost 200 territories of the Emerald Network are under threat of destruction. This is 2.9 million hectares that need protection at the European level and are important for rare species and natural habitats in Europe,” the report says.

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