20:47 / 19.01.2021
Uzbekistan plans to extend tree-cutting moratorium

Uzbekistan is planning to extend the moratorium on cutting down valuable trees and shrubs until December 31, 2021, follows from the presidential decree.

It is also proposed to introduce an obligation to plant as compensation for each cut-down tree 10 large seedlings of equal value. The seedlings must be at least 5 years of age and at least 2 meters high. They must be cared for at least two years.

The number of compensation for each illegally cut tree, however, is 100 seedlings and 3 years of care.

To note, at the end of October 2019, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree imposing a moratorium on the cutting of valuable trees and shrubs that are not part of the state forest fund from 1 November 2019 to 31 December 2020.