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Demonstration of paludiculture and education for low carbon sustainable wetland use

An experimental plot for demonstrating low-carbon wet agriculture opportunities was established on the territory of the Russian State Agrarian University –K.A. Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in Moscow in 2018–2019.

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Rewetting the Ostrovskoye peatland site in the Sobinsky District, Vladimir Region

This site is located in the buffer zone of Meshchera National Park, 1 km south from the village of Bolshiye Ostrova. The site constitutes the […]

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Pilot Project “Gorodnoye”: Restoration of Black Alder Mire

The Gorodnoye site covering 910 ha is located in the Pra River valley, the Spassk District of the Ryazan Oblast. Since 1990, this site has been part of the Oksky State Biosphere Reserve.

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Rewetting the Bolshoye Ursovo degraded peatland

The Bolshoye Ursovo peatland is situated in the interface area between the Klyazma and Nerl river catchments in the Kameshkovo District of the Vladimir Province, […]

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Plantations of reed (Phragmites) on cutover peatlands in the Tver Province

As international experience suggests, the rewetting of degraded peatlands can stimulate sustainable regional development and offer local communities new economic prospects for the future.

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Educational trail “Galitsky mokh”

Peat bog at Galitsky Mokh in the Tver Province exemplifies an area with ecological peatland restoration after years of neglect and degradation.

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Meschera National Park: Education and awareness activities

The Meschera Wetland Centre and a walking trail were established in the National Park in 2013. This educational centre became a member of the Wetland Link International network of wetland centers.

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Craneland Peatland Centre

The Craneland education center on peatland conservation and restoration, incorporating a visitor centre (the Peatland Museum) and surrounding demonstration sites, nature trails and other facilities, was established in Moscow region

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Pilot project “Severny”

A 1170-ha section of the Severny peat mining site, also known as the Bublik Site, drained for agricultural use and peat extraction is located in the center of the Dubna forested peatland complex in the southern Upper Volga Lowland. The site borders the Craneland Zakaznik. The project was implemented in winter 2013–2014. Water retaining dams of several constructive types were built and stabilized with boards and willow plantations. The rewetted site has been used as a pilot for experimental research into carbon balance and for monitoring vegetation and wildlife status in the Dubna peatland area.

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Pilot project “Losiny Ostrov”

The 116 km2 Losiny Ostrov National Park is the first national park of Russia established in 1983. It is located in Moscow and its outskirts, in the north-eastern edge of the city. Under the Restoring Peatlands in Russia Project, a pilot site for ecological rewetting will be established in this area.