Project UNDP / GEF / Ministry of Russia Improvement of the system and mechanisms for protected area management in the steppe biome of Russia
Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russian Federation

Заповедники Оренбуржья Сайт Даурского заповедника
Сайт Центрально-Черноземного заповедника Сайт заповедника Черные Земли

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Tuesday March 1st, 2011

Million of trees in the Orenburg region – will it be the place for steppes?

Оренбург. Фото А.Н. Барашковой

The round-table discussion “The healthy ecology – the health of the Orenburg people” was held on 28th February 2011. One of discussed questions was the project of the political party “United Russia” “Million of Trees”. In particular there were discussed the problems concerned with steppe territories and the impermissibility to plant the trees there. The meeting’s participators agreed that it’s necessary to resolve all contradictions before the project start and establish the projects devoted to the steppe conservation as the steppes are very important ecosystems of the Orenburg region.

Monday February 28th, 2011

The first results of study steppe eagles in the Orenburg region

Птенец степного орла. Фото А.Н. Барашковой

In June-July 2010 the Ecological Center “Dront” (N. Novgorod) with the collaboration of the Siberian Environmental Center and the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) began the investigations of Steppe eagle populations in the Orenburg region and bordering with it Aktyubinsk region of Kazakhstan. This work is carried out in the frames of two collaborative UNDP/GEF projects – “Improving the Coverage and Management Efficiency of Protected Areas in the Steppe Biome of Russia” and “Steppe ecosystems conservation and sustainable management” (in Kazakhstan).

Tuesday January 18th, 2011

Nearby Daursky zapovednik poachers hunted for dzeren have been arrested again

Туша дзерена. Фото В.Е. Кирилюка

On the 13th of January nearby Adon-Chelonsky cluster of the Daursky zapovednik the state Inspector S.G. Galdanov detained a group of poachers from the settlement Sherlovaya Gora-1 hunted two dzerens. Representatives of the State Hunting Office of Trans-Baikal Kray and the administration of the zapovednik attended the scene of the crime, incident reports were written. All materials, instruments of hunting (two guns, one of which is undocumented) and the take transferred to Borzinsky police department for prosecution.

Monday January 3rd, 2011

How many Pallas’ cats live in the Zabaikalsky Krai?

Манул. Фото В.Е. Кирилюка

The employees of Daursky zapovednik should find the answer by the end of this winter. In the second half of December the first phase of the population census of the Pallas’ cats in Zabaikalsky steppes was finished. Census is supported by the UNDP/GEF Project and is carried out as part of activities for the preparation for the next issue of Red Book in the region.

Saturday December 25th, 2010

In the Centralno-Chernozemny Bioshpere Zapovednik the first works to implement the demonstration project “Restoration a lot of the meadow steppe” have been initiated

Расположение экспериментального поля на Стрелецком участке ЦЧЗ

Demonstration project to restore the steppes will be implemented on the Streletskij cluster of CCZ, there is a field area of 6.8 ha (370 × 185 m) there, that has previously been used for planting potatoes. This field is situated on the north and east part of the Streletskaya steppe and separated by the mesh fence, it borders with the central farm of the zapoveednik. After completing rehabilitation this area will be naturally included into the Streletskaya steppe cluster.

Tuesday May 18th, 2010

Model cooperation zone of the Daursky State Nature Biosphere Zapovednik created


In December 2009 it was established a model of cooperation in the steppe area and steppe regions of the Zabaikalsky Krai bordering Mongolia and China with total area of about 2.9 million hectares, according to the agreement between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment in Zabaikalsky Krai and Daursky State Nature Biosphere Reserve.

Friday May 14th, 2010

The UNDP/GEF Project aimed at conservation of steppes of Russia has officially started


On the 13th of May, 2010 the official inception meeting for the UNDP/GEF Project “Improving the Coverage and Management Efficiency of Protected Areas in the Steppe Biome of Russia” was held in Orenburg. The project is implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation with the active participation of the local authorities, scientific and non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions, local business.

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Thursday December 15th, 2016

(Russian) «Сайгак и его соседи: как “решить степные задачки” зверям, птицам и людям» – завершена подготовка новой книги для семейного чтения

Владимир Смирин. Сайгачонок. Набросок с натуры. 1968

(Russian) Книга «Сайгак и его соседи: как решить “степные задачки” зверям, птицам и людям» подготовлена Центром охраны дикой природы при поддержке Степного проекта ПРООН/ГЭФ/Минприроды РФ.
Заявки на книгу принимаются до 30 декабря 2016 г.

Wednesday December 14th, 2016

(Russian) Завершена подготовка антологии «Сохранение степных экосистем»

Даурские степи. Фото А.Н. Барашковой

(Russian) В рамках Степного проекта ПРООН/ГЭФ/Минприроды России завершена подготовка антологии «Сохранение степных экосистем». Работу проводил Центр охраны дикой природы совместно со многими коллегами – специалистами по вопросам охраны степей.
Заявки на антологию принимаются до 30 декабря 2016 г.

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Strategy of the Steppe Eagle conservation in the Russian Federation

Стратегия сохранения степного орла в Российской Федерации

The Strategy is aimed at developing a long-term system of fundamental principles and methods for the species’ conservation and takes into account the ecological processes in steppe ecosystems occurring under the impact of climate change and humans.

Finished the modelling of habitats suitable for steppe ungulates in Kalmykia and Zabaikalsky Krai

Рис. 3. Существующие и планируемые ООПТ в местообитаниях дзерена в Забайкальском крае. Приоритетность территории для создания новых ООПТ для охраны дзерена

(Russian) В 2016 г. в рамках проекта ПРООН/ГЭФ/Минприроды России «Совершенствование системы и механизмов управления ООПТ в степном биоме России» проводилась оценка площади местообитаний, пригодных для дзерена в Забайкальском крае и для сайгака в Республике Калмыкия.

(Russian) Вынесен судебный приговор по делу о незаконном отлове сокола-балобана в окрестностях Даурского заповедника

Балобан, изъятый у браконьеров в октябре 2016 г. в окрестностях Даурского заповедника, Забайкальский край. Фото предоставлено Даурским заповедником

(Russian) В Забайкальском крае в с. Нижний Цасучей 19 декабря 2016 г. состоялся суд по уголовному делу о незаконном отлове сокола-балобана двумя гражданами Сирии в окрестностях Даурского заповедника.

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