High conservation value primeval and old-growth forests well protected and functioning ecologically in selected National Nature Parks in the Carpathians of Ukraine
As of: July 2020
Objective and activities
The natural forests of the Carpathians of Ukraine are strongholds for primeval and old-growth forests in Europe and under immense pressure caused by large scale logging. The project aims to strengthen and enlarge protected areas in the Carpathians of Ukraine by establishing a new National Park of 16,000 ha and by enlarging four existing parks by approx. 43,000 ha of forest. Conservation planning documents will be developed and upgraded and five community development plans will be developed and implemented. The latter will be guided by a conservation enterprise strategy which will provide income to local communities in the target areas. At least 120 protected area personal but also state agencies and USPB staff will be trained and equipped to undertake their duties within the mosaic of protected areas and wider project area catchment. Approx. 64,200 people in 49 villages of four regions in the catchment areas of the parks will benefit from project outreach and educational activities.
State of implementation/results
- Project in starting phase