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Recovering Ukraine's lost steppe, a unique opportunity


Ref: 11026
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Dave Minter
Lead Institution: CABI International - Egham
Host Country Institutions: Nikita Botanic Garden
Start Date: 2002-04-01
End Date: 2005-03-31
Funding: £165,600.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: Europe & Central Asia
Countries: Ukraine
Purpose: 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.
Outputs: 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