Onf proposes to protect forests by using blockchain

The use of the blockchain will increase the efficiency and transparency of forest protection in Russia, and modernize the procedure of recovery. This was reported by coordinator of the Center for public monitoring of the Russian popular front (onf) on environmental issues and protection of forests Dmitri Mironov.

«The blockchain will help to protect the forest from illegal logging and subsequent development and significantly reduce the annual damage caused by forest area. The technology can be extended to recovery of forests. Thus, any forest tenant forest sroussi, will be obliged to restore them in the same volume – all this will be tracked through a special platform based on the blockchain», – he said.

According to Mironov, the blockchain used together with the existing Forest-USAIS – system for automatic control over the forests. This will allow us to harness technology not just for reforestation, but also to combat illegal logging, as well as translate the process of trading wood in electronic mode.

«We are confident that the blockchain help to improve the efficiency of execution of the may presidential decree, where a special role is given to forest restoration. Their suggestions for use of this technology in protecting the forests we have sent in the Ministry of Russia», – said the ecologist. «Using the blockchain we will be able to put on cadastral registration the majority of forest lands, a significant part of protected natural territories of Russia and water Fund».

Mironov said that the representatives of the popular front has appealed to the Federal service for state registration, cadastre and cartography with the proposals to introduce the technology of the blockchain in its work.

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