Annually in Ukraine illegally mined up to 300 tons of amber

Annually in Ukraine, according to various estimates, illegally extracted from 120 to 300 tons of amber. This was stated by Deputy Minister of ecology and natural resources Svetlana Kolomiets during a round table at UKRINFORM.

«Every year, by different estimations, in Ukraine illegally extracted from 120 to 300 tons of amber a year. The shadow market of 200-300 million dollars,» the official said.

Thus, according to her, illegal extraction of amber also harms the environment.

«In the Zhytomyr region from illegal mining of amber is revealed 220 hectares of damaged land in the Volyn region 4 ha, in Rivne — 169 hectares of damaged land,» — said the Deputy Minister.

In 2015, the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov has proposed to adopt a package of bills that will help combat the unauthorized extraction of amber, in which Ukraine is losing every day not less than one million dollars.

Ukraine ranks second in the world reserves of amber, has the highest percentage of gem-quality amber in the deposits.




Annually in Ukraine illegally mined up to 300 tons of amber 26.02.2016

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