Sustainable Support for Biodiversity and Forestry in Tomsk Taiga, Siberia
Host Country Institutions:
IIES - Institute of International Environmental Safety, Tomsk Regional Environment Protection Agency - TEPA, Tomsk State Forestry Agency, Tomsk State University - TSU, Tomsk Ecological Student's Inspection, Pricebatch (Altai-UK) LTS
Europe & Central Asia
To help conserve the biodiversity of the taiga forest and to raise awareness of its social, economic and environmental value, by creating a model of sustainable forestry use involving local communities. This model will provide a detailed forest action plan as progress towards meeting Russian BAP targets.
Establish FSC certification.
Ecological survey and monitoring.
Develop community-based harvesting of sustainable forest products
Raising awareness of the value of forests.
Development of Eco-tourism.
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