In the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea, a significant decrease in vegetation was recorded. This is evidenced by the data of the space survey, the press service of the Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories reports. According to remote sensing data, it has been established that over two years, the NDVI index, which is used to quantify the vegetation cover, in some parts of the Crimea has fallen to the lowest level of 0.3.

“The careless attitude of the occupation authorities of the Russian Federation to the unique natural environment in the northern, central and eastern parts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea can lead to mass extinction of the plant and animal world, soil erosion, fires in ecosystems and ecological catastrophe on the peninsula,” the MinTOT said UNIAN.

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