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Wetlands International and the Ministry of Natural Resources have signed the Memorandum of Understanding

The MoU relating to cooperation on wetland conservation and wise use in Russia was signed by Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick and Russian Minister of Environment Sergey Donskoy.

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Leaflet “Restoring Peatlands in Russia for fire prevention and climate change mitigation”

This leaflet contains some basic information about the project on Restoring Peatlands in Russia

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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.

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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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Pilot project “Ozeretsko-Nepluevskoe”

The Ozeretskoye-Neplyuevskoye peatland is located on the national forest lands in the Konakovo District of the Tver Province. The pilot site covers 900 ha. Rewetting of this site will affect 2,450 ha of adjacent peatland areas providing favourable conditions for the restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services, such as the regulation of water regime, reduction of GHG emissions and carbon sequestration.

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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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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).

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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.