Ecological map of Russia

Experts RIA Novosti with the support of Russian Geographic Society launched a multimedia online project "Ecological map of Russia"Where anyone can leave a message on environmental pollution, violation of environmental laws, which he had witnessed.

Visitor messages can be the basis of the basis for the response to the situation on the part of not only Russian, but also of international environmental organizations, and the media.

Map began work in early October, and the citizens of Russia have already placed more than two dozen complaints about environmental problems in Khakassia, Belgorod, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Yaroslavl regions, as well as in Moscow and the region.   

The first complaints of citizens, published on the environmental map of Russia, indicative, typical and help to better represent the real state of affairs in the field of nature conservation and open violation of the laws or reveal the mass, not adjustable modern environmental laws conflict, the director of the Environmental Policy of WWF-Russia Yevgeny Shvarts.

"The problems raised are typical indicative. Even with the pre-moderation appeals virtually no spam, no crazy or imagined grievances, people write about real issues. There are complaints relatively well-known stories about the Bratsk Aluminum Plant, Moscow Refinery in Kapotnya, unjustified cancellation of the environmental restrictions in the national korruptsionnoemkomu parks in favor of "recreational Entrepreneurship," municipal solid waste landfill ", — Schwartz said RIA Novosti.

As stated in the beginning of October, editor in chief of RIA Novosti Svetlana Myronyuk, introducing the draft of the public, ecological map of Russia may become another tool for the evaluation of regional authorities. At the same complaints from the public as part of the project "Ecological map of Russia" will be checked citizen journalists RIA Novosti reported. In her opinion, this verification will protect the card against manipulation, including for political purposes.   

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