The main threat to biodiversity in our Russian forestry operations is the loss and fragmentation of habitats from logging operations. That is why Mondi ensures that rare ecosystems and endangered species are set aside at each level, from landscape down to logging site. Mondi has developed this comprehensive approach together with Silver Taiga Foundation.
In 2018, Mondi and WWF also started working on the development of practical guidelines for biodiversity conservation in the Komi Republic, which will be available for all stakeholders. This work will include the latest knowledge relating to impacts on species and practical measures for their protection at different spatial levels.
In 2018, Mondi Syktyvkar provided financial support to the Institute of Biology of the Komi Science Centre to support the updating of a registry of red-listed species1; this third edition is planned for publication in 2019.