Strategy on wetlands conservation in Russia

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A Draft Strategy for Wetland Conservation in the Russian Federation of was developed jointly by the Federal Committee on Environmental Protection and the Wetlands International-Russia Programme in the late 1990s. The first Draft Strategy was discussed at the National Wetlands Conference (Moscow, 24-26 February 1999) participated by 240 wetland experts from Russia and abroad, including representatives of Russian federal and regional conservation authorities, national conservation agencies of bordering countries, scientific institutions and NGOs. The document was finalised and published by the end of 1999. This document forms the basis for wetland conservation activities in Russia.

The Strategy contains two major chapters: the first defines the objectives of wetland conservation at the federal level and the second provides the framework of regional programmes for wetland conservation, including both long-term and short-term plans of activities. The first chapter contains the following sections: Wetland Inventory and Cadastre; Wetland Monitoring; Wetland Legislation; Regulation of land use in wetland areas; Environmental education and professional training; Public participation in wetland management and conservation; NGOs; Scientific research on wetlands; and International co-operation.

Стратегия сохранения водно-болотных угодий России

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