The Governor of Zabaikalsky province expressed gratitude to WWF Russia
The Letter of Gratitude of the Governor was handled to Peter Osipov, director of WWF Russia Amur branch at the meeting “The work results of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Zabaikalsky province in 2017 and plans for 2018” held in Chita city.
Serious efforts were put into creation of protection system of Mongolian gazelle – the only representative of antelope family living in Zabaikalye. 360 000 ha of protected areas were established with WWF support since 2004, as a result Mongolian gazelles that migrated from Mongolia to Russia were preserved and their numbers increased.
During the meeting the Ministry of Natural Resources of Zabaikalsky province and WWF Russia have signed the joint Action Plan for 2018.
Another vector of the joint Action Plan is finishing strategic environmental assessment for the Strategy of Zabaikalsky province development in terms of mining activities. Let’s recall that in 2014 WWF Russia and the Government of Zabaikalsky province agreed that in order to prepare new program of social economic development of Zabaikalsky province the strategic environmental assessment will be made. The analysis of the “Strategy of social and economic development of Zabaikalsky province up to 2030” allowed to compare its tasks and objectives with ecological priorities of development. WWF continues cooperation in this sphere.