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Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Completion of activities on development of ecological restoration projects
December 14, 2015

In the Nenets Autonomous Area activities on design and survey works in the areas selected for ecological restoration – Kumzha, Shapkina and Verkhnyaya Kolva (the Nenets Autonomous Area) – have been completed. The activities were carried out under Contract №126у-2015 within the framework of UNDP/GEF Project 00059042 “Strengthening Protected Area… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Draft regulations and medium-term management plans for five protected areas of the Republic of Komi located in the permafrost zone have been developed

The ecosystems of the Far North are described as fragile and vulnerable ecosystems, where restoration of the soil and vegetation cover and the natural dynamic balance between ecosystem components takes a long time. Tundra has become a zone, where both traditional nature management (reindeer breeding) and technogenic exploitation of the… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Сarrying out ecological restoration activities in the mineral borrow pit of the Shapkina site

In the autumn of 2015, the first (fall) stage of ecological restoration activities in the mineral borrow pit of the Shapkina site was completed. The work was performed on the basis of the previously conducted integrated studies and the developed ecological restoration project. This work is considered as experimental efforts…. Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Conducting survey works at the Dyuna site (Nenets autonomous area)

Conducting a package of engineering survey works at the Dyuna site is necessary to develop an ecological restoration project to restore the ecosystem at the site of the abandoned prospect well in the Shapkina area in accordance with the developed concepts and methods within the framework of the implementation of… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: The Institute of Biology has reported on its performance in 2015

In the summer of 2015, within the framework of the UNDP/GEF project, specialists from the Institute of Biology, Komi Science Centre, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, assessed the state of natural complexes in the basins of the Shchugor and the Podcherem. According to the results of the conducted survey,… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Distribution and the current state of permafrost in experimental areas in the Nenets autonomous area
December 11, 2015

During the 2015 summer field season, in the Nenets Autonomous Area, geocryological activities aimed at studying key features of the permafrost rocks (PR) at the reference sites “Kashin” and “Kumzha” (the delta of the Pechora) and “Neruta” and “Shapkina” (the Bolshezemelskaya tundra) were conducted. The following types of activities were… Read more »

Pilot Project in Armenia: “Signboards installation”
December 8, 2015

Just before the first snow in Gegharkunik Marz the signboards were installed to showcase the forest rehabilitation and restoration pilots in the scope of the Clima East Pilot Project in Armenia in Tsovak, Tsapatagh and Daranak communities as well as in Sevan National Park. Big signboards are to visualize the… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Recreational impacts can be reduced through providing protected areas and adjacent areas with conservation facilities
December 4, 2015

Protected areas make it possible to conserve pristine nature areas. It is necessary to implement nature-conservative measures not only in areas under considerable recreational load, where the demise of key ecosystems can take place or they can become degraded, but also in remote protected areas. The latter are under the… Read more »

Clima East Pilot Project in Ukraine supported the opening of the cooperative “Chernigovschyna ecological” (Chernigov Oblast)

4 December 2015 (Kukshyn village, Nizhyn rayon, Chernigov oblast) – Union of agricultural service cooperative “Chernigovshchyna ecological” (hereinafter, cooperative) launched its operations.
The cooperative was established with support of the EU project “ClimaEast: Conservation and sustainable use of peatlands”, implemented by UNDP. Country Director of UNDP Ukraine, as well as… Read more »

Pilot Project in Armenia: “Launch of degraded pasture rehabilitation in Gegharkunik”

Surface rehabilitation of degraded winter pastures launched in Gegharkunik. Collection and removal of surface rocks and undesirable vegetation (bushes) on 120 ha of winter pasture is carried out in Tsovak, Lchavan, Makenis and Tsapatagh communities to be followed by fertilization and overseeding. Implementation of degraded pasture surface rehabilitation activities is… Read more »