Resurrection Island: enterprise, conservation and development around the Aral Sea


Uzbekistan
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Ref: 28-003

Status: Current

Round:
27
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
IoZ - Institute of Zoology, GCT - Goscomtourism, TPG - The Pearl Group, GCE - GosComEcology, UKG - UzKorGaz, SCA - Saiga Conservation Alliance
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
30-06-24
Funding:
£399,326.00
Regions:
Europe & Central Asia
Countries:
Uzbekistan
Project Summary:
Following Soviet-era irrigation for cotton, the Aral Sea region is ecologically and economically degraded – yet holds substantial cultural, biodiversity and industrial value. We will lay the foundation for designating Resurrection Island as a Protected Area, while developing sustainable income streams (including tourism) enabling residents to benefit, and ensuring that industrial development results in ‘no net loss’ of biodiversity. We bring government, industry and communities together; turning this area from a symbol of despair into one of hope and regeneration.


Documents:
Title: 28-003 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-08-23 00:00:00