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Earth Day Celebrations in Russia

Earth Day celebration in Khakassia The Khakassky reserve took part in organizing events for Earth Day, Russia’s largest environmental holiday, held in the city of Abakan, Shirinsky and Tashtypsky districts.  National Earth Day in Khakassia, called Chir Ine, has been celebrated every year on April 22nd since

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Sweden – Senegal partnership

Naturum Getterön fund-raises for Senegal During our environmentally-friendly Christmas market in December we raised USD 668 for bird conservation in Senegal (Association Nature Communautés Développement (NCD); – in cooperation with Wetlands International and our local nature conservation organization Naturskyddsföreningen i Varberg. The funds will be used

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The second ornithological expedition to the Federal Zoological Reserve «Remdovsky»

Under the framework of  the transboundary territories studies and as part of the preparation of the Atlas “Nesting Birds of European Russia” the second ornithological expedition to the Federal Zoological Reserve “Remdovsky” has been held in Pskov region. The Federal Zoological Reserve «Remdovsky» is located on the territory of

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Russia and central Asia meet in London

Irina Kamennova and Lew Young

I met with Irina Kamennova (Wetlands International Russia) and Lew Young (Ramsar regional advisor for Asia) at the London Wetland Centre – we spent a productive couple of hours exploring the site, along with their respective children, who particularly enjoyed the playground.  We (the adults!) discussed options

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Russian wetland centre seminar and workshop – May 2013

Two workshops held in Russia in early May offered a great opportunity to build the network of wetland centres, provide training, and support partners (particularly Wetlands International) in developing a Russian regional CEPA action plan. The first workshop of 13 participants from wetland centres, protected areas and

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Russia presentations, Park of Birds, Moscow

Here are the presentations from the Wetlands International / WLI seminar at the Park of Birds, Kaluga Region, Moscow.  These are PDF versions of the originals.  For more information on any of them, please contact us at or use the contact details provided on the presentation. 

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International Birds Day, Smolensk, Russia

On April 1st, the International Birds Day (in Russia this holiday is celebrated since 1927) students of the 7-8 forms of Przhevalskaya secondary school were told about rare birds living in the swamps and activities on the project «Preservation and restoration of rare birds species populations living

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Tomsk State University

The oldest Siberian wetland science school is affiliated at Tomsk State University.  We research and monitor mires and peatlands on the West Siberian plain and mountains.  The key activities include: Mires and peatlands inventory, management and conservation Mire biological diversity research Mire typology Mire cartography using GIS-technologies Mire vegetation

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Smolensk wetlands

For the first time in the National Park “Smolensk Lakelands” 20 year existence, 2012 saw the implementation of a major project to support nesting sites for wetland birds.  It was supported by WWF, and focuses on the conservation of populations of rare bird species in these major

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Cross-border wetlands conservation in the Polesie region of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

Transboundary project area

The border region of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine hosts one of Europe’s largest floodplain areas: the Polesie which covers more than 65,000 sqkm. The region is of immense value which makes is a cornerstone of a European network of conservation important areas. Almost all key larger mammals which are typical for

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