This document was developed by a group of experts with support from the Wetlands International Russia Programme in accordance with a decision taken at the “Peatlands Conservation and Wise Use in Russia” international workshop held in Moscow on 25 January 2001.
The present document is intended to promote interactions among departaments and organizations in providing long-term and sustainable wise use of Russian peatlands. With its traditional sectoral economic and scientific attitudes regarding mires, Russia needs an integrated approach to, and broad inter-sectoral collaboration in, planning mire conservation and wise use. An important step towards in this direction was made through the adoption of the inter-sectoral framework document, “Action Plan for Peatland Conservation and Wise Use in Russia.” This document was developed as part of the implementation of decisions of the Ramsar Convention at the national level regarding the wise use of peatlands (Resolution VIII.17). To fulfill some of the major activity directions, which were adopted, a long-term project on peatland conservation was launched within the framework of the Wetlands International – Russia Programme.
Action plan for peatlands conservation and wise use in Russiadownload