6500 trees cut in three years in Dilijan National Park
What to do to keep the ancient oaks of Dilijan forests standing, to keep weasels and martens multiplying in native environment and to keep the residents of near-woods villages warm in winter? Dilijan National Park has appeared in the center of criminal cases, heated ecological and social debates. The controls have revealed that within the last three years about 6500 trees have been cut there, although the law prohibits even sanitary cutting. After discovering the tree slaughter, the residents of near-woods communities were forbidden even from gathering dry wood for ovens.