The Ministry of Natural Resources has calculated the value of forests, fields and rivers in Russia

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecologists of Russia (Ministry of Natural Resources) for the first time estimated in monetary terms, i.e. calculated the cost of all biological and water resources of the country. So far, the “price of nature” has been estimated according to 2017 data, but now the calculation procedure (“inventory”) will be carried out annually.

So, the most expensive in Russia were the forests. They were estimated at 5,52 trillion. rub. Moreover, all Russian larches are estimated at 1,3 trillion. rub., pine trees in 1,19 trillion. rub., birch in 1 trillion. rubles, spruce costs 786 billion rubles, cedars - 510 billion rubles. There are 23 tree species on the list, except for wood from reserve forests.

Water resources of Russia (surface and groundwater) were estimated at 486 billion rubles. And one can only imagine how much money is lost annually, which simply flows from Lake Baikal and is carried away by the Angara to the Yenisei, and then calmly sent to the Arctic Ocean.

The cost of wildlife resources (hunting resources) is also calculated. Their 21 species were estimated at 640,6 million rubles. In this case, only limited species, hunting for which is limited, were taken into account. That is, unlimited animals (wolves, foxes, hares, beavers) and birds were not evaluated.

All bisons (a hybrid of bison with bison and livestock) were estimated at 379,6 million rubles, moose cost 85,6 million rubles, roe deer 41,3 million rubles, and wild reindeer 32 million rubles. , musk deer (artiodactyl animal) - 24 million rubles, sables - 22,6 million rubles, red deer - 19,2 million rubles, brown bears - 14,8 million rubles, snow sheep - 8,4, 4 million rubles, badgers - 386 million rubles, saigas - 64 thousand rubles, mouflons - XNUMX thousand rubles.

We remind you that at the Russian Investment Forum held in Sochi in February 2019, the head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin said that they plan to spend 4 trillion on environmental measures within the framework of the Ecology national project. rubles, of which 3,5 trillion. will be from extrabudgetary sources. In addition, on March 18, 2019, the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecologists of Russia Murad Kerimov has a lot of interesting things. рассказал about Antarctica, and before that, on March 14, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Finance Minister Anton Siluanov “not to rush” with the environmental tax.
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