Pilot project in Belarus: Sustainable management of Belarusian peatlands was discussed in “Sporauski” reserve
September 1, 2017

The “Clima-East” project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program, held a training seminar on “Conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in Belarus. Ways and methods of solving problems”. The event was attended by the representatives of an extended meeting of the Bureau of… Read more »

Learn more about the experience of pilot project in Belarus regarding sustainable use of fen mires
August 23, 2017

“Clima-East: Conservation and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus to minimize carbon emissions and help ecosystems to adapt to climate change” project funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme is aimed at strengthening  country’s capacity to mitigate and adapt to the climate change through … Read more »

Pilot project in Belarus: UNDP “green” projects teamed up to share experience on sustainable management of Belarusian peatlands
August 16, 2017

Minsk, 15 August 2017. The focus of the workshop was on fighting climate change, preventing soil degradation, peat fires and floods, utilizing peatlands’ biomass in energetics and construction sectors, preserving biodiversity.
The event, which took place in the Republican biological reserve “Sporovsky”, was organized by the “Clima-East” project, financed by… Read more »

Pilot project in Belarus : «Green» UNDP projects took part in the “Sporava Hayfields” – traditional ecological festival aimed at reviving of manual haymaking
August 14, 2017

“Sporava hayfields” was held on the territory of the Republican biological reserve “Sporovsky”. Within the traditional annual event the hand haymaking and peatland football championships were held.
The fest highlights important environmental issues related to preservation of Belarus’ precious fen mires, conservation of peatlands’ biodiversity and climate action.
Welcoming participants… Read more »

Pilot project in Belarus: Restoration of Belarusian Peatlands: Economic Opportunities and Ecologic Benefits
May 30, 2017

On 26 May 2017 press tour to pilot territories of the European Union funded and UNDP implemented “Clima-East” project took place in Biaroza and Drahicyn districts of the Brest Oblast unveiling the latest results of the project’s activities for the period of 2013-2017. The press tour focused on fighting climate… Read more »

Pilot project in Belarus: EU “green” projects took part in the XIV Republican Environmental Forum
May 12, 2017

The EU has presented two “green” projects implemented in Belarus at the XIV Republican Environmental Forum taking place in Viciebsk.
At the stand of the “ClimaEast” project the participants and guests of the forum could see the samples of biomass collected in Sporaŭski and Zvaniec reserves. Such biomass can be… Read more »

Pilot project in Belarus: Controlled Fire of Dry Vegetation as Innovative Solution to Protect Ecosystems of Peatlands
March 8, 2017

Second controlled burning of dry vegetation was conducted on 6 March 2017 in Republican Biological Reserve “Sporaūski”. This relatively new tool of peatlands sustainable management in Belarus aimed at protection of biodiversity and prevention of unregulated burnings that pose treat for population, forest and farm lands and have catastrophic consequences… Read more »

Pilot project in Belarus: “Sporaūskae” as Example of Peatlands Sustainable Management
February 28, 2017

Peatlands are unique natural treasures of Belarus with amazing biodiversity. Vadim Nikolaevich Protasevich, Head of Republican Biological Reserve “Sporaūskae”, told what was happening in the Reserve in the second half of 2016 year and serious achievements in biodiversity protection. 

What works were carried out on the territory of Reserve during… Read more »

Pilot project in Belarus: The Fire for Good or Controlled Burning as Ecological Tool for Peatlands

Session of scientific-social advisory panel on ecosystem services and biodiversity was held on February, 13 in National Academy of Sciences Research Practical Center on Biodiversity. The main topic of the session was sustainable management of peatlands and flood meadows.
Representatives of different scientific institutions and centers, environmental NGOs discussed cutting… Read more »

Environment Minister and European Union consider effects of Paris Climate Agreement on Belarus
November 29, 2016

Minsk, 29 November 2016 – The EU-funded Clima East programme, which provides support to the eastern European Neighbourhood Policy countries to be better prepared to deal with climate change impacts, organised a round table attended by representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus, including Minister… Read more »