Update on Activities in the Caucasus
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- The 10th meeting of the Caucasus Biodiversity Council revised the Caucasus Ecoregional Conservation Plan (ECP) and supported transboundary activities between Georgia and Turkey.
- The first of its kind Regional Biodiversity Monitoring Network (RBMN) has been launched to help assess status and trends of biodiversity and identify conservation priorities.
- A detailed review of the implementation of CBD targets on Protected Areas (PAs) in the region has been published and launched at CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan.
- A brochure on "Protected Areas and Communities" has been published that presents information about PAs and socio-economic development.
- Two volumes of the Red Book on plants and animals have been published.
- A brochure on PAs investment in Armenia has been published.
- For the first time, a comprehensive GIS database for PAs has been developed.
- A Tourism Development Plan for Shirvan National Park has been submitted to the Government.
- IUCN guidelines for Sustainable Financing of PAs has been translated into national language and published.
- A complete inventory of Natural Monuments has been conducted and law to protect them is currently being developed.
- A PA economic valuation process is currently conducted in two pilot sites.
- A radio programme on biodiversity and PAs and a public service announcement served to raise awareness during the International Year of Biodiversity.
- In the Russian part of Caucasus creation and extension of PAs is underway: it is planned to extend protection with 484881 hectares.
- An analysis on PAs and future development in the North Caucasus has been published.
- A stakeholder workshop on Protected Areas & Climate Change was convened and a Draft National Strategy for Turkey was developed.
- WWF, MoEF and UNDP jointly organized a series of public activities throughout the year to celebrate the 2010 Year of Biodiversity.
- An interactive map of PAs is currently being designed.
- A RAPPAM report (in Turkish) was published in 2009.