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Nature reserves Bastak (Russia) and Bachadao (China) signed a cooperation agreement

21 september 2018
Transboundary cooperation between protected areas of Russia and China is growing stronger in the Amur River basin. Bastak Nature Reserve (Russia) and Bachadao Nature Reserve (China) signed an agreement on cooperation.

The agreement was signed within the framework of the "Strategy for establishing a transboundary network of protected areas in the Amur River basin" at a joint meeting of representatives of Bastak and Bachadao nature reserves in Birobidzhan. The official visit of the Chinese delegation to "Bastak" Nature Reserve took place on 11 - 14 September. The main issues discussed at the meeting included biodiversity conservation of the Middle Amur, joint research work, environmental education activities, mechanisms of interaction and prospects for the development of bilateral relations. Guests from China visited the territory of the reserve and participated in the workshop on ecotourism development in protected areas.

Cooperation agreement: Pavel Zban, Bastak NR and Wang Shengyuan, Bachadao NR
Nature reserves Bastak (Russia) and Bachadao (China) signed a cooperation agreement
Bastak Nature Reserve
“We hope that cooperation with Bachadao Nature Reserve will be as fruitful as with Honghe which has been interacting with Bastak since 2014. In frame of the joint work we organized expeditions to study fish and birds, carried out monitoring of the Oriental stork and hooded crane; as well as conducted geobotanical studies, published the book "Vertebrates of Bastak and Honghe nature reserves" with species names translated in 4 languages, implemented a program on tagging the Oriental stork with GPS transmitters to study their migration,” - comments Anna Serdyuk (Barma), Ph.D., senior project coordinator for the protected areas of WWF-Russia Amur branch, secretary of the Board of directors of nature reserves and national parks in the south of the Far East. - WWF actively supports transboundary initiatives of nature reserves. Such work - species monitoring, protection of territories, education of the population on both banks of the Amur River - should be conducted according to the joint plan, using unified methods. In this case, the efficiency of nature protection measures will be significantly improved for the whole Amur River basin."

Bachadao Nature Reserve is located in Heilongjiang province, China, in the Amur River  floodplain. It was founded in 1999, in 2003 it was declared as a national protected area and taken under state protection. The protected area of ​​Bachadao is unique in its wetlands, combining both open water resources and natural systems of coastal areas and islands. It unites more than 50 large and small islands with a total area of ​​32,014 hectares.

Bastak Nature Reserve is located in Evreiskaya province in the south of the Russian Far East. It was established in 1997,  the total area is 127,094.5 hectares. Cluster site of the reserve (established in 2011) is located in the floodplain of the Amur River. Unique protected wetlands in the middle reaches of the Amur River serve as a nesting site for rare waterfowl such as Oriental stork and hooded crane. This territory is important for protection of migratory birds, as it is located on the East Asia flyway. 

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