To date, six regions of Ukraine have been connected to the pilot project of an e-registry of permits for wood production and online maps containing location and volumes of workpiece.
The registry, as of November 11, information about 30,600 valid permits for timber harvesting was published. The online map contains data about wood production activities in Chernihiv, Poltava, Rivne, Kyiv, Volyn, and Ternopil regions.
Anyone can enter LK.UKRFOREST.COM website from a computer or smartphone to see a list of cutting permits for timber harvesting or to check whether the cutting is legal on the map.
The register contains a number of options, in particular, one can select the required area, forestry enterprise, forestry area, system and type of cutting, their status and period of work.
The plans include to launch a register of logging permits for the industrial collection of berries, mushrooms, honey, medicinal herbs, which sees the final stage of development.
The main task is to make the website more available and informative for viewing logging tickets of all forestry enterprises that are within the scope of supervision of the State Forest Resources Agency.
After consideration and adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of a number of legislative initiatives, it will be possible to extend the system of electronic accounting of timber, registry of logging permits, online logging map regarding all permanent forest users, who also carry out wood production activities, regardless of the responsible agency. That is, to cover the whole territory of Ukraine.
A logging ticket is permission to harvest wood and contains information about the location and volume of the workpiece. The document is issued by the regional forestry and hunting departments. The total forest area of Ukraine is about 10.4 million hectares. The forest cover of the country is 15.9%. Some 7.6 million ha of forests are within the supervision of the State Forest Resources Agency (73% of the Forest Fund of Ukraine).