The Future of the Amur River Depends on Present Solutions
On February 2, the World Wetlands Day, in nature reserves and main cities of the Amur River basin press-conferences and round tables are being held dedicated to the Days of Amur campaign. This two-year long action started last year based on the decision of the Amur Coordination Committee. For the first time ever all five regions of the Russian Federation located in great river basin initiated joint information campaign aimed at raising public awareness in Amur ecosystems conservation.
Right away, the five regions are busy with elaboration draft of a Federal target program on protection and sustainable use of water and bio-resources of the Amur River. The Program will envisage socio-economical development of the basin, and conservation of Amur, one of four biggest free-flowing rivers in the world.
Scheme for the Complex and Protection of Water Objects developed by scientists last year will be another very important document prescribing how to use the Amur resources in the coming 10 years.