Towards sustainable ecological networks of peat bogs in central Russia; development of local environmental action program (LEAP) as a practical tool for protection and restoration of peat bogs in Egorievsk sub region

R.O. Butovsky, R. Reijnen, E.A. Bondartchuk, D.M. Otchagov, E.M. Melik-Bagdasarov

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    Abstract

    In central and northern Meshera the habitats for many characteristic peat bog species now show a very fragmented pattern. As a result, the potential for viable populations of characteristic peat bog species has decreased considerably. Peat-mining and other human influences are the most important reasons. To maintain and increase the potential for viable populations of characteristic species, protection and restoration of especially high peat bogs are the most important strategies. To this end, a local environmental action programme (leap) has been developed for peat bogs in Egorievsk subregion. All local stakeholders, such as administration, forestry, peat-mining company and NGOs, support the LEAP. At the short term, protection of peat bogs seems tobe the most realistic strategy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherAlterra
    Number of pages56
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Publication series

    NameAlterra-rapport
    No.350

    Keywords

    • bogs
    • peatlands
    • moorlands
    • protection
    • conservation
    • rehabilitation
    • fragmentation
    • ecology
    • dispersal
    • russia
    • networks
    • disturbance

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