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Workshop on Paludiculture at Drained Peatlands after Restoration of Water Regime was heldon the 28th of March 2018 in Kaluga

Workshop on Paludiculture at Drained Peatlands after Restoration of Water Regime was held on the 28th of March 2018 at the Ugra National Park’s visitor […]

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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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Luc Hoffmann Medal now open for nominations

Wetlands International aims to promote the conservation and restoration of wetlands worldwide. As part of this, we award the Wetlands International Luc Hoffmann Medal for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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?

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.

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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.