"If you consider the clear-cutting that is going on in Romania, you realise that we must do all we can to prevent the same thing happening in Ukraine."
Michael Brombacher is head of the European Section of the FZS and is responsible for our projects in the Carpathians. We wanted to gain a clearer impression from him of what the FZS is doing to protect the forests in Ukraine, Slovakia and Romania.
Mr Brombacher, you are spending a large part of your time in Ukraine at the moment. Why is it at the top of your list of priorities?
Isn't the Ukraine government doing anything to protect the forest?
The Ukrainian government has done a great deal just recently and set up a series of protected areas. Yet many of these are completely under-funded. Michael Brombacher