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Wetlands International–Russia Programme



Project “Restoring Peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation” is financed under the International Climate Initiative (ICI)



The Project “Restoring Peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation” is implemented by Wetlands International in partnership with the Institute of Forest […]


Our History

Wetlands International and its predecessors have worked to protect wetlands since 1937.


Vision and Mission

The rate of loss and deterioration of wetlands such as lakes, marshes and rivers is accelerating in all regions of the world. We are deeply concerned about the impact of this loss on nature, on people who rely on wetlands for their water, fish and other sustenance, on resilience to extreme weather events, and addressing the challenge of climate change.


We are the global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands. Wetlands are the source of water that supports all forms of […]


Why Wetlands Matter

Wetlands cover a small percentage of the earth's surface, yet they are essential systems - they are the arteries and veins of the landscape. A world without wetlands would be a world without water, waterbirds and people. Read more...

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Peatland wise use

The project "Restoring peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation" includes activities towards promotion of sustainable peatland use, sharing information on paludiculture methods among the local landusers, studies into paludiculture development prospects in Russia, implementation of demonstration projects on growing peat moss and reeds on rewetted peatlands.



The major problems that have been addressed by this component of the Project are the low level of public awareness of peatland values and modern approaches to sustainable use of peatlands, lack of interest of most people as far as peatland conservation is concerned, and low capacity of organisations working in the field of peatland education.