Resources

Case study

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.

Case study

Pilot project “Orshinsky Mokh”

The Orshinsky Mokh peatland is situated in the Kalinin District of the Tver Province. Peat was extracted by means of hydraulic harvesting that gave way to milling in the 1950s and 1960s. The rewetting project was developed in 2014 by experts from the Peat Institute of the Tver State Technical University. In 2016, a rewetting design for the third 1,000 ha site was developed by the Tver project team. The ultimate goal of rewetting is restoration of original peatland ecosystems. A complete restoration may take 5 to 20 years depending on the site's location.

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

Publication

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

Publication

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 […]

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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Rewetting and restoration

Restoration of human-disturbed natural ecosystems has long been recognized by the world community as a most important activity towards sustainable development. Following the fires of 2002 and 2010 in many areas of Russia, people are generally willing to cooperate in restoration of peatland hydrology as a fire protection measure.

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