FLEG survey: 76,5 percent in Moldova use wood as primary source of energy


The EU-funded forestry programme ENPI-FLEG has released results of a Moldova forestry survey. As many as 76.5% of the respondents to the survey said that they use wood as their primary source of energy and described this as "an alarming figure considering the pressure on Moldovan forests of such practice".
The survey was carried out in 2010-2011 among the local population of four areas of Moldova: the central forest zone (Codri), the northern forest-steppe zone, the southern steppe zone and the south eastern lowland zone (Transdniestria). 604 people were interviewed.
The survey is part of a study which analysed public perception of and some trends related to forests, such as demand for wood products, wood use, the official volume of timber harvest and the scale of illegal logging.

The results show that there is a lack of forest coverage in the country and that forest resources are not sufficient to meet the subsistence needs of the local population. Real wood consumption and demand for wood products are rather high: the utilization rate of wood as an energy source varies from five to ten cubic meters per heating season within a household.
The €6 million ENPI Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) programme supports governments, civil society and the private sector in the development of sound and sustainable forest management practices, including the prevention of illegal forestry activities. (ENPI Info Centre)
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Press release
ENPI-FLEG – website
ENPI-FLEG – fiche and news
ENPI Info Centre – Moldova
Analytical report on the results of the survey
ENPI Info Centre feature – The People behind the Projects – Interview with Alexei Grigoriev - FLEG


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