Recovering Ukraine's lost steppe, a unique opportunity
Dr Dave Minter
CABI International - Egham
Host Country Institutions:
Nikita Botanic Garden
Europe & Central Asia
To increase steppe land in Ukraine by influencing the country's agriculture and military sectors. Agriculture - the project will support Ukraine's policy of restoring derelict agricultural land. Military - the project will try to establish a Joint Advisory Panel of Ukrainian scientists and representatives from the Ukrainian armed forces to facilitate conservation management of suitable areas of military land.
On and around Opuk and other reserves: restoration of reserves; establishment of field plots on the reserve and adjacent lands, a new visitors' centre for Opuk, steppe plant seed banks locally and in Nikita, village(s) prepared for sustainable tourism.
In Kiev: increased awareness of public relations value of conservation management on military land; establishment of Joint Advisory Panel for Ukrainian scientists and military administrators.
Related Projects: Darwin Initiative Biodiversity Conservation in Cuba
, Conservation of Microfungi: a voice for unprotected and vulnerable organisms
, Fungal Biodiversity Studies in the Ukraine
, The Darwin Project on Caribbean Fungi
, Biodiversity information in the Former Soviet Union