Assessment of the Condition of Forest Objects in the Territories of Armed Conflict(Pages 2415-2420)
Anastasiia Suska1,*, Artem Pavlychenko2, Ekaterina Makrickiene3, Yurii Borodin4 and Ihor Bilotkach5
1Department of Woodworking Technologies and Systems Engineering of Forest Complex, State Biotechnological University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
2Department of Ecology and Technology of Environmental Protection, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine.
3Department of Forest Sciences, International coordinator, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.
4Department of Forestry and Hunting, State Biotechnological University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
5Department of International Marketing, Alfred Nobel University, Dnipro, Ukraine.
The article proposes approaches to assessing the condition of forests in the territories of armed conflict, which include both forests of territories where combat operations were directly conducted, and forests of territories that were under occupation, in terms of determining their position (status) in the system of forest division of Ukraine, the impact on the natural resource of the factors of an armed encounter, as well as possibilities and ways of restoring the natural resource. The assessment of the state of the forest in the territories of armed conflict from the position of its status in the system of dividing forests according to the main functions determined by their natural resource involves the formation of its profile according to criteria and indicators regarding the scope of application, the form of presentation, the process of its acquisition, type, importance, etc. Since individual forest areas (objects), which are integrated into the forest of the territories of armed conflict, have been affected in various ways, the assessment of the state of their natural potential involves the grouping of such objects by categories. We should refer to a set of objects with a certain nature of influence on their economic and socio-ecological potential to the category of objects of the forest of the territories of the armed conflict. The categories of objects are determined by the following signs of impact: engineering and fortification works, rocket fire and aerial bombardment, artillery fire, and mining. A detailed analysis of object categories based on signs of impact allows us to get closer to the solution to the problem of determining the level and type of hazard of the object and, most importantly, determine the possible mode of activity of business entities and methods of restoring the resource potential of a specific category of forest objects in the territories of armed confrontation, which determines the relevance of the chosen research direction. These are the approaches to assessing the state of the forest in the territories of armed conflict within the chain “position – influence – hazard – mode of activity” that allow us to consistently get a result regarding the loss of the natural potential of the forest (forest objects) in the territories of armed conflict and the possibilities of its restoration, which is important for the activation of state response to the problems of such a forest in the area of relevant legislative acts and special State programs.
Forest, forest condition, forest status, forest objects, forest categories, areas of armed conflict, special management mode, forest reproduction.
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Anastasiia Suska, Artem Pavlychenko, Ekaterina Makrickiene, Yurii Borodin and Ihor Bilotkach. Assessment of the Condition of Forest Objects in the Territories of Armed Conflict. [ref]: vol.21.2023. available at: https://refpress.org/ref-vol21-a256/
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