KEEPING IT IN THE GROUND: Protection and restoration of forest and peatland carbon pools in Northern Russia

Publication date: 2016

As part of the Clima East programme, the project is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate change mitigation measures. In Northern Russia the project has enhanced the protected area system, and has supported the future establishment of a new regional protected area (more than 20,000 ha in the Inta Region). It also strengthened Komi’s largest National Park — the Yugyd Va - with its extensive permafrost forests.The project has also equipped staff of the national park “Yugyd-va” and the regional protected area management authority with the tools and training to implement conservation and patrol activities in the PAs, including prevention of fires and illegal logging. Local and indigenous communities have been involved in these efforts – including forest fire-fighting, nature protection, and adaptation measures.

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EU project
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Country report
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