№33 Autumn 2011
Strategy Why is a convention on grassland conservation in Europe necessary?
NEWS Conservation of steppe biome is among the goals of trans-boundary cooperation between Orenburg and Aktyubinsk Provinces
Steppe region Steppe ecosystems in the Kerch Peninsula in urgent need of protection
- Parnikoza, I.
New steppe wildlife refuges are created in Kirovograd and Lugansk Provinces, Russia
Steppe management Two sides of a coin – state programs supporting free-ranging animal husbandry in the steppe regions of Russia
Legislation New legal acts of the Russian Federation
Steppe under threat To halt afforestation of Ukrainian steppes!
Belgorod Province – afforestation
Unique nature monuments or material for soda?
- V.B. Martynenko
Protection of species of special concern What is happening to the steppe eagle?
- Karyakin, I.
A monument to the Tarbagan marmot
Has the speckled ground squirrel disappeared in Kursk Province?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR What does the steppe keep silent about?
- Koshkin, A.V.
NEWS Preparation for reintroducing the Bobak marmot to the Centralno-Chernozemny Nature Reserve
Census of Mongolian gazelles was conducted in Dauria
Monitoring of bird mortality on overhead power lines in Orenburg Province
Protection of birds on overhead power lines in Dauria
Steppes under protection Conservation of steppe biodiversity in Kazakhstan – approaches and actions
NEWS The last step is made in creating Altyn Dala Nature Reserve
Steppe under protection Training for employees of the first steppe national park in Kazakhstan
Steppes under protection Seminar on environmental planning
Planning for Irgiz-Turgai Nature Reserve
Steppe under protection Russian UNDP/GEF steppe conservation project assists in equipping the Chernie Zemli Nature Reserve
- E. Gabunschina, V. Badmaev
Improving steppe land use Organisation of environmental monitoring in ecosystems of the Altyn Dala desert-steppe area in Kazakhstan
- Telkaraeva, A.K., Sklyarenko, S.L. and Lukanovsky, O.Ya.
Projects Steppe Biodiversity Project in Ukraine and Moldova – the first six months
Events “Dry grasslands of Europe: biodiversity, classification, and management”
Resolution of the International conference “Waterfowl of Northern Eurasia: geography, dynamics and population management” (Elista, Kalmykia, 2011)
Resolution of the International Conference “Integration of ecosystem services into the economies of the Newly Independent States”
International seminar “Innovative technologies for adaptation to climate changes and sustainable development in Western Mongolia”
Announcements 11th Ubsunur International Symposium “Ecosystems of Central Asia – research, conservation and sustainable resource use”
6th International Symposium “Steppes of Northern Eurasia”
International Research and Practice Conference “Management of steppe protected areas”
International Conference “Environmental Cooperation between Zabaikalsky Province (Russia), Inner Mongolia (China) and Eastern Aimag (Mongolia) in trans-boundary ecological regions”
9th European Dry Grassland Meeting “Dry Grasslands of Europe: Grazing and Ecosystem Services”
From Editors From the editor