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Expansion of the protected areas network for the conservation of the Altai-Sayan Region

As of: September 2021

The aim of the project was the long-term conservation and sustainable exploitation of the Russian part of the Altai-Sayan ecoregion. The area is very rich in biodiversity and is a carbon sink of global importance. In addition to capacity building in the region, the project partners implemented the following integrated measures: identification of new conservation areas, prevention and fighting of forest fires, pilot measures geared to climate change adaptation and promotion of alternative forms of livelihood.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • New conservation areas covering a total of 785,336 ha defined, with a further 451,000 ha in preparation, 4 visitor centres and 6 ranger stations established
  • Fire management strategy drawn up and fire management plans formulated for 12 conservation areas
  • 15 conservation areas equipped with fire-fighting equipment for forest protection
  • Adaptation strategy for climate change in the region developed; pilot project on adaptation implemented
  • Monitoring system for climate change developed, 60 permanent monitoring plots established as well as 14 automated weather stations procured
  • Training seminars conducted on alternative forms of livelihood and sources of income
  • Promotion of ecological tourism

Project data

Russian Federation

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Slovakia

Political partner(s):
  • Administration of Ergaki Park - Russia
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment - Russia
  • Ministry of Nature Resources and Environment of Tyva Republic (MNRE) - Russia
  • Ministry of Nature Resources and Forestry of Krasnoyarsk Territory - Russia

Implementing partner(s):
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Russia
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Russia

BMU grant:
2.995.023,80 €

12/2009  till  12/2012

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