Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, supported the bill No.6749 'On the ban of total timber harvesting in the beech woods located on the hillsides of the Carpathian region'. 259 MPs supported the draft law as the basis.
The document stipulates that the wood cannot be cut on the premises of national parks and natural reservations in the Carpathian Mountains. The MPs also offer to forbid the total wood procurement in the beech and silver-fir woods in the region. If adopted irrevocably, it will only allow selective harvesting of the wood in the forests located on the hillsides of the Carpathian region.
The total ban on timber harvesting of silver-firs and beeches acted in 2000-2010, then it was canceled.