Resources

Case study

Pilot projects “Lodkinskiy Mokh mire”

The Lodkinsky Mokh peatland is part of a large peatland system located at the second fluvial terrace above the Volga floodplain. The petland was exploited from 1929 to 2004. The pilot site proposed for rewetting covers 1,000 ha. Rewetting activities are planned to be implemented at the site in 2017

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Results of the Project “Restoring Peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation” (2012–2016)

This document contains the main results of the project “Restoring Peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation” during 2012-2016

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Strategy on wetlands conservation in Russia

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 […]

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Action plan for peatland conservation and wise use in Russia

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 […]

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Pilot projects on peatlands restoration

Although most peatlands have remained intact, several million hectares of peatlands have been drained and used for peat extraction, agriculture, and forestry. The peatland area used for peat mining is especially great in the Moscow Province.

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Wetlands of International Importance in Russia.

This booklet contains basic information on the 35 wetland sites designated by the Government of the Russian Federation for the List of Wetlands of International Importance under the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971).

The International Investment Bank provides grant to Wetlands International to support peatland restoration in Russia

In accordance with its environmental responsibility policy and promoting sustainable development in its member states, the International Investment Bank (IIB) has provided a grant to […]

News

International workshop on ‘Restoring peatlands in Russia: Project outcomes and prospects for future cooperation’ was held in the city of Vladimir and the Meshchera National Park on 27-28 September 2016

The 100 participants came from 15 federal subjects of Russia and 6 foreign countries. They got an insight into peatland management, conservation, and restoration in Russia and worldwide.

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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.

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Education

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.