Greenpeace loses Utrish preserve expansion case in Supreme Court
MOSCOW, September 20 - RAPSI. The Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday Greenpeace's appeal against the Nature Ministry's June 10 order to establish the Utrish preserve's boundaries, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reports from the courtroom.
The court has not found any violations in the ministry's order.
The litigation centers around the Nature Ministry's Order No. 145, which excludes areas from the Utrish preserve. The areas include the Black Sea coast to the south of Maly Utrish village.
According to an earlier environmental appraisal, the area initially spanned 10,000 hectares of land and 783 hectares of sea. The order limited its territory to about 10,000 hectares of land and sea. Additionally, the preserve is now split into four parts and cannot perform its environmental functions, the claimant believes.
The Utrish preserve in the Krasnodar Territory was established to protect dry subtropical sites on the Caucasian Black Sea coast.