United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation

Focus Area: Environment
Priority Area: Biodiversity
Project Number: 00045973
Project Title: Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion
Budget and Source of Funds: Initial Project Budget US$ 15,175 ,000, of which GEF - US$ 3,515,000 plus Goverment of Germany - US$ 4,436,730
Starting Date and Duration: May 2006 - December 2011
Project Site: Krasnoyarsky Krai, Altaisky Krai, Republic of Altai, Republic of Tuva, Republic of Khakassia, Kemerovskaya oblast
Executing Agency: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Partnerships: Regional administrations and environmental authorities, the WWF Russian Programme Office, the local environmental NGOs, research institutions and universities
Project Status: ongoing
Delivery: 2006: US$ 168,416.75; 2007: US$ 1,075,451.76; 2008: US$ 971,355.00; 2009: US$ 698,900; 2010: 1,640,627
Contacts: National Project Director:

Amirkhan Amirkhanov, Deputy Head of Department Rosprirodnadzor, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation

National Project Manager:

Name Alexander I. Bondarev


Krasnoyarsk, ul. Krupskoy, 42, office 514

Tel./Fax: +7(3912)47-91-12


Responsible Unit:

Energy and Environment Unit

For more information please contact:

Ms. Irina Bredneva

UNDP Programme Associate


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00045973 - Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion


The overall goal of the project is to ensure long-term conservation and sustainable management of the globally significant biodiversity in the Russian part of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion (ASE).

The project will improve the current development framework of the Ecoregion by strengthening national capacity to prepare and implement a set of integrated actions that collectively will avoid the default scenario and secure global biodiversity benefits. The project activities will be implemented in protected
areas, buffer zones, biodiversity corridors and agro-pastoral and forestry systems.

Expected Outcome:

Strengthening and expansion of the existing protected area system, including the designation of transboundary PAs and the creation of an integrated network of PAs (Econet);
increased levels of biodiversity awareness and advocacy among all stakeholders;
conservation of selected rare and endangered species in the ASE;
improvement of information on the regions biodiversity, including traditional environmental knowledge, and the integration of that information into decision-making;
strengthening of legislation, compliance mechanisms and institutional capacity in planning and management of land and resource uses through the incorporation of biodiversity conservation values;
development of sustainable and biodiversity friendly alternative livelihoods for local populations;
direct involvement of local populations in the conservation of biodiversity;
strengthening of transboundary cooperation in biodiversity conservation initiatives among states, as well as regional governments and administrations in the region.

Interim results:

Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2006

Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2007

Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2008

Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2009
Project Implementation Report (PIR)2010

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Project news:

20.01.2010. UNDP/GEF project on biodiversity conservation in the Altai-Sayan ecoregion to include a component on climate change

15.06.2008. UNDP supports youth mobile ecological camp to promote biodiversity conservation in Altai-Sayan Ecoregion

17.12.2007. UNDP/GEF project conducted a workshop on illegal trade of endangered species of the Altai-Sayan ecoregion

12.11.2007. UNDP organises a tour for Russian experts to study European experience in protected areas development

Information updated: 2011-03-28 17:16:56

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