New Publication: Sirin, A. A. (ed.). 2013. Wetlands of International Importance in Russia. Moscow: Wetlands International Russia Programme Publication. 48 pp.
Educational seminar to celebrate the World Migratory Bird Day was held on 14 May 2012 in Arkhangelsk (NW Russia) in Museum of Nature and History.
The seminar was organized in the lead up to the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, which will be held in July 2012. During the Conference of Parties at least three resolutions will be discussed which propose regulation measures for the conservation of wetlands during subsurface management.
The Secretariat is pleased to announce the completion of translation of a set of key Ramsar documents into Russian, in response to requests by, and in consultation with our focal points in the Russian Federation and other Contracting Parties that were members of the Former Soviet Union, and where Russian is still a widely used language.
More information on the Ramsar site
August 4, 2010. The disastrous forest fires that are currently raging in Russia have led to significant fires in the drained and degraded peatlands. These occur close to Moscow and densely populated areas in Central European Russia. They are causing huge air pollution problems as well as direct risks for the people in the region.
This visitor and education centre was developed with the financial support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow through the project on Creation of a Wetland Centre at the Sebezhsky National Park as a platform for management and public awareness activities.
The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and the Wetlands International–Russia Programme.The workshop was prepared and held with the financial support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands through the BBI Matra Project on Development of a programme for transboundary wetland conservation along the border of the Russian Federation with Belarus and Ukraine.
On the 24-26 of august in Central Forest Biosphere Nature reserve the seminar “Peatlands as objects in education, awareness, environment tourism” took place. It was organized by the reserve itself and International bureau for conservation of wetlands - Wetlands International in the network of the project “Development and introduction of complex management approaches and protection of Russian peatlands” of the program BBI MATRA of Ministry of nature, agriculture and quality of food supplies in Netherlands (LNV).
Workshop on Development of a programme for transboundary wetland conservation along the border area between the Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine was held in the town of Sebezh, Russia, on 19-20 of May 2009.