United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation

Focus Area: Environment
Project Number: 00014641
Project Title: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wild Salmonid Biological Diversity in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula
Budget and Source of Funds: US$ 15,192,630, of which GEF US$ 3,000,000
Starting Date and Duration: May 2003 - December 2010
Project Site: Kamchatka peninsula
Executing Agency: State Committe for Fisheries
Partnerships: Sevvostrybvod, Ministry of Natural Resources, KamchatNIRO, Kamchatka Kray Administration, Kamchatka Oblast and Koryak AO Committee for Natural Resources, Moscow State University, Indigenous people Associations, Wild Salmon Centre
Project Status: completed
Delivery: 2004: US$ 720,639.23; 2005: US$ 589,575.79; 2006: US$ 562,355.58; 2007: US$ 465,097.12; 2008: US$ 460,640; 2009: US$ 194,472
Contacts: National Project Director:

S. Podolyan, Deputy Head, State Committee for Fisheries

National Project Manager a.i.:

Viktoria Sharakhmatova
Fax./Tel: +7 (41522) 9-08-24
Tel: +7 (41522) 5-32-91
Cell: 8 902 461 43 97

Responsible Unit:

Energy and Environment Unit

For more information please contact

Ms. Nataly Olofinskaya

Head of Unit

Tel: +7 (495) 787 21 39

Project Document: download

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00014641 - Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wild Salmonid Biological Diversity in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

The objective of this project is the conservation and sustainable use of salmonid biological diversity in four river systems on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. Upon successful completion of the project, stakeholders will devise innovative and adaptive ecosystem management practices to mitigate and prevent threats to river ecosystem integrity and apply new partnerships, conservation tools, information, and sustainable livelihoods to conserve salmonid diversity maintained therein.

Expected Outcome:

1) Salmonid fishery stewards apply new diversity conservation approach in river sites
2) Salmonid diversity and aquatic ecosystem integrity is maintained by applying a range of resource management and conservation tools in river sites
3) Information shared widely, conservation constituency built and indigenous knowledge conserved
4) Alternative Livelihoods applied in river site areas
5) Salmonid Diversity Conservation Fund (SCDF) supports conservation in perpetuity

Interim results:

Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2006 Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2007 Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2008 Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2009

Additional information:

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Project news:

10.08.2010. The Project conducted an independent sociological survey to determine the level of awareness of biodiversity values and willingness to change behavior. 

30.07.2010. The project received the final report on state of indicator species in Kamchatka’s protected areas. The purpose of the work was to assess the state of the indicator species populations. The report covers the present-day state and future of the following indicator species populations: reindeer, sable, Steller’s sea eagle and Arctic falcon.

30.06.2010 Zapovednaya Territoriya newspaper, a project publication, was rewarded a certificate of acknowledgement at the Crimea 2010 International Conference. The newspaper participated in the all-Russia competition “Contribution of Libraries to Ecology and Education” and won the first place in the nomination “The Best publication in Conservation Field”. .

30.04.2010 A training for Kamchatka's conservation organizations was held in PA training center Our Sphere /. Among attendees were such organizations as Kamchatka Ecotourism society, Youth center Voskhozhdeniye, Volunteer Movement Green Trace and employees of protected areas.

21.04.2010 Project developed conservation classes for inclusion in regional schools' curicullae – aids devoted to Kamchatka Biodiveristy Conservation. Ministry of Education and Science of Kamchatka Krai recomended the classes for publication and distribution among high schools.

19.02.2010 Seminar “Practice of use of GIS in PA management. Replicating of the UNDP Project experience” was held in the educational-methodological center “Our Sphere” the PA Association of Kamchatka Krai.

15.02.2010 On the 28th and 29th of January in the regional library of Stepan Kresheninnikov the extended session of the task group of indigenous people of the North of Kamchatka Krai of the UNDP/GEF Project “Biodiversity Conservation on Kamchatka 4 PA” took place.

12.02.2010 In December 2009 the program of exchange of experience of the use of traditional knowledge of the indigenous people of Kamchatka and Khabarovsky Krai took place.

04.12.2009 The international training seminar for PA management, organized by the UNDP/GEF Project, the Kamchatka PA Association Training Center with participation of the International Consortium of PA Management took place in the Cultural center of the Regional Library in December 01 – 03, 2009.


UNDP/GEF and WWF-Russia held a joint press-conference in January on Salmon Poaching in Kamtchatka

Information updated: 2011-02-01 14:37:59

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