FLEG is launching the first video in a series about Forest Heroes
The video is published just before the Day of Foresters, celebrated in Russia on the third Sunday of September every year.
The FLEG II Forest Heroes series is dedicated to people who take care of the forest and save it for future generations. All Forest Heroes have something else in common: they have all worked in partnership with FLEG II. The Program, funded by the European Union, is completing its work this year. The Forest Heroes series is one of the ways to talk about the work done over the 5 years since the launch of FLEG II.
The protagonist of the 5-minute video, Sergey Slastnikov, leads a small business – a timber production company. In the video he is talking about how he manages to combine a profitable business with sustainable forest use.
The FLEG II publications and consultations of experts have helped him to understand better the requirements of the European Timber Regulation when moving his company’s timber products to the European market.
"With this series of short videos we wanted to show the harmony between human and nature, highlight once again the role of forest in the lives of many of us and last but not least we wanted to recognize those heroes which support sustainable development. We tried to show the breathtaking beauty of FLEG II countries’ forests, which are really unique, most of local communities are dependent on it in one way or another and they represent more than 20% of world’s forest. We hope you will enjoy watching our videos.", says Costel Bucur, FLEG II Program Manager from WWF.
The video was produced by Panda Agency.