Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ukraine starts introducing 109 ecology standards

In 2008, the Environmental Protection Ministry of Ukraine launched implementation of 109 standards in the field of land, water and forest resources, Environment Minister Heorhiy Filipchuk told a press conference.

In his words, this year the Ministry is planning, particularly, to extend the area of natural reserves to 7%. Now this area makes 4.94%, with a European standard of minimum 15%.

Apart from this, Filipchuk says, by the end of the year it is planned to outline reserve zone borders, or extension of areas will produce no effect.