POSTER: Conserving biodiversity across 1/9th of the Earth

WWF-Russia joined together with more than 300 specialists to carry out a gap-analysis of existing Federal Protected Areas of the Russian Federation. This analysis is the first of its kind for Russia. The poster showcases the contribution of Russia’s protected areas to the conservation of many important species.

Virgin Komi Forests, Russian Federation Photo: Jim Thorsell
  • DATE: 08 Sep 2012
  • TIME: 13:00 - 14:30
  • ROOM: A - Lobby 3rd floor

A unified scientific and methodological approach was used for this report, which endeavoured to analyze all available sources of information on biological diversity and protected areas in Russia. The report pays special attention to the role of the Network of Federal Protected Areas in the long-term conservation of rare and valuable species. A key component of this analysis is the ability of the Network of Protected Areas to ensure the long-term conservation of each individual species given their current and potential threats. Twelve per cent of Russia’s total land area is already protected but this analysis has identified more than 600 potential future terrestrial and marine protected areas. The Government of the Russian Federation has committed to grant Protected Area status to the sites with the highest priority by 2020.

This poster is organized by WWF Russia.

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