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Conserving Virgin Forests in the Bikin Region

As of: January 2022

The project contributed to the long-term protection of the virgin forest in the Bikin region by preventing conventional logging. For this, the project partners established the granting of a special licence for forest by-products (also known as non-timber forest products). They also developed long-term solutions to protect the area, e.g. through management plans and by improving the income situation of local people.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Reduction of approximately 560,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions achieved over the duration of the project
  • Rights of use for non-timber forest products transferred to the local partner organisation Tribal Commune Tiger
  • Income situation of local population improved by more effective marketing of Korean pine nuts
  • Land use plan developed and authorised by relevant authorities

Project data

Russian Federation

Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Ecology - Russia
  • Tribal Commune Tiger - Russia

Implementing partner(s):
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Germany
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Russia

BMU grant:
2.591.992,00 €

09/2008  till  10/2012


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