Resources

Publication

Social and economic aspects of peatland restoration

Fulfillment of sociological and expert studies as early as at initial implementation stages of rewetting projects on drained peatlands facilitates a successful completion of all […]

Publication

Legal framework of peatland restoration in the Russian Federation

The development and implementation of peatland rewetting projects on various categories of land has identified some problems that are regulated by neither federal nor local […]

Case study

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.

Publication

A methodology of ecological restoration of drained peatlands in the temperate zone

How does the ecological restoration differ from the traditional revegetation and the so-called rewetting activities for fire prevention or recultivation?

Case study

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.

Case study

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.

Case study

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

Video

Restoring Peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation

This film produced by Manfred van Eijk, Viverrafilms, deals with the environmental and social issues related to the drainage of peatlands in Central Russia

Case study

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.

Case study

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.

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