Caucasus could be without springs because of deforestation

Due to the reduction of forests Caucasus mineral sources may face the threat of destruction, since there is a direct link with the production rate springs change in the balance of forest planting and soil erosion, report "Russian forest to lead."

Woods, assigned to the Kislovodsk forestry, exhausted and extensive version of the development because of the virtual absence of suitable land silvicultural Fund, said in a statement. Most of the forest land is fixed only on paper, but in reality, instead, areas not planted forests. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Stavropol Territory repeatedly appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture of the region to give the unused agricultural land for afforestation, but the project is the transfer of these areas are still to be developed.

To preserve the ecology of the Caucasian Mineral Waters, the need to develop intensive business model, focusing on the treatment of forests, their decimation and reconstruction, the experts of the Civil Code "Kislovodskoye forest." Otherwise, according to experts, the region could face environmental problems similar to those that emerged in the mid 50-ies of the last century.

Then, because of the influx of tourists and massive deforestation by plowing ecology of the region has been seriously undermined. Deteriorated air quality in short supply were "seltzer" and mud, closed source. As a result, KMV on the brink of destruction.

Research carried out in the period established a direct link with the production rate springs change in the balance of forest planting and soil erosion. In this regard, the government was engaged in intensive reforestation.

From 1960 to 1975, the region has made large-scale reforestation. The annual volume of landings on the Kislovodsk Leskhoz reached 500 hectares. All at a time in this sector forest plantations have been grown on an area of more than 4 thousand 300 hectares, including the terraces 2 thousand 880 hectares and directly in the "green area" — 2 328 thousand hectares, which has restored the famous resorts.

However, due to historical reasons and because of the "shtetl compartmentalized bureaucratic games" project was not completed. The results of studies that the dynamics of mineral springs and their sanitary condition is directly related to the intensity of agricultural production not only in the immediate areas of water supply, but also with neighboring areas, are simply ignored — as economic agents and authorities in making administrative decisions.

Moreover, in 2005, the territory's administration reacted to the borders of municipalities and municipal districts of about 10 thousand hectares of forest, which are now considered municipal governments as settlement land held for development and economic development.

All this, according to specialists of the local timber industry can once again put the region on the brink of ecological disaster, which managed to escape in the middle of the last century, only with first-reforestation.

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