|Project Details||Main highway #8 - Paldiski road -, was moved 30 m closer to residence. to the place where extremely valuable ancient vegetation was growing. As result of logging residential area noise levels increased to 80<100dB making the residences and area unsuable for living.|
1400 valuable ancient trees logged in Tallinn City - the City of Trees.
Cut were 2 biggest trees in Tallinn - in The City of Trees:
- Black Alder with 243 cm diameter - 763 cm circumference;
- Aspen with 210 cm diameter - 660 cm circumference.
Peaceful resistance by opponents of sacrificing vegetation to motor traffic.
|Project Area (in hectares)||60|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||14500000|
|Type of Population||Urban|
|Potential Affected Population||45000|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Tallinn City - Kalle Klandorf, Relo Ligi, Taavi Aas (Tallinn, Reval) from Estonia - Customer|
K-Projekt AS (K-Projekt) from Estonia - planner
Nordecon AS (Nordecon) from Estonia - Contractor
Arborest OÜ, Heiki Hanso (Heiki Hanso) from Estonia - treecutter
K-Security (K-Security) from Estonia - cultural heritage destruction squad
|Relevant government actors||Estonian Cultural Heritage Board - Siim Raie, avoided the protection of European Cultural heritage (Väike Õismäe park-housing area) in contradiction to 1985 Granada convention of protection of European architectural heritage;|
Estonian Ministry of Interior - Andres Anvelt, made a precedent in allowing the Police to meddle into civil disputes between the people and the City;
Police and Boarder Guard Director - Elmar Vaher, authorization to use excessive force against Estonian population;
State Environemental Board - allowed to remove active bird nests during nesting season
|International and Financial Institutions||European Regional Development Fund (ERFD) from Belgium - 85% financer|
Tallinn City (Tallinn, Reval) from Estonia - financier
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||MTÜ Tartu Pargid, Ühing Eesti Ting and Rinaldo Vahtel sought to stop the cutting down of a symbolic white willow located in front of Paldiski Highway 161 and 163 by filing an application for interim measures with Tallinn Administrative Court. Several activists spent days on the tree.|