Conservation of steppes in Russia



Project UNDP/GEF Improving the Coverage and Management Efficiency of Protected Areas in the Steppe Biome of Russia
ПРООН ГЭФ Минприроды России
This website was created and is supported by the UNDP / GEF / Ministry of Russia project "Improving the coverage and management efficiency of protected areas in the steppe biome of Russia"

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The site is devoted to conservation, restoration and sustainable use of steppe ecosystems and steppe plant and animal species

Steppes - perhaps the most important for the national economy biome in Russia. It is natural steppe ecosystems formed the basis on which nearly two centuries is based an important part of Russian agriculture. Chernozem and close-to types of soils - the foundation of Russian agriculture, these soils are related to one of the most fertile, formed steppe ecosystem. More...

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Steppe symposium
Steppes of Northern Eurasia - 2018
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The Eighth International Symposium «Steppes of Northern Eurasia»

September 9-13, 2018, Orenburg, Russia
Registration is till February 1, 2018
Deadline for materials is April 10, 2018


Interregional Scientific Conference «Flora and Vegetation of Central Chernozem Region»

April 8, 2017, Kursk, Russia
Deadline for registration and materials – February 1, 2017

XII International Scientific Conference «Environment and sustainable development of the Mongolian plateau and surrounding territories»

August 3-4, 2017, Ulan-Ude, Buryatia Republic, Russia
Registration is till February 15, 2017
Deadline for materials – May 1, 2017

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Optimization of a land reserve structure and development of a specially protected natural territories network in the steppe zone of Russia

Оптимизация структуры земельного фонда и развитие сети ООПТ в степной зоне России

A collective monograph reflects results of the study in the frame of the RSF grant № 14-17-00320 «Development of integral indexes to optimize a supply of land structure and modernize nature management in the steppe regions of Russia»

Steppe Eurasia: a regional review of natural diversity

Степная Евразия: региональный обзор природного разнообразия

The monograph is devoted to a regional review of natural diversity in Steppe Eurasia which the author understands as a megaregion enveloping steppes, forest-steppes and desert steppes in Eurasia.

Cranes of Eurasia (Biology, Distribution, Captive Breeding)

Cranes of Eurasia (Biology, Distrubution, Captive Breeding)

Proceedings of the IV International Scientific Conference of “Cranes of Palearctic: Biology, Conservation, Management” include scientific articles on crane biology, distribution, number, migrations, captive breeding, reintroduction, population management, ecological education.

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