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WWF-Russia and The Ministry of Natural Resources signed an agreement on cooperation

21 september 2021
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and WWF-Russia have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of conservation of biodiversity
Daria Buyanova / WWF-Russia

“We have been working with the ministry for more than a quarter of a century, in fact, since the first day of WWF-Russia. Both the Fund and the Ministry strive for a single goal – to conserve and increase the natural resources of Russia. And by coordinating actions, we will be able to move towards it more efficiently and faster," said Dmitry Gorshkov, Director of WWF-Russia. - The exchange of information and effective coordination are especially important now. Both for the implementation of the national project "Ecology", in which the WWF-Russia took part fr om the very beginning and for key international events wh ere our country has the main role: the Tiger Summit, as well as events within the framework of Russia's Chairmanship in the Arctic Council."

"The Ministry of Natural Resources and WWF-Russia has already implemented lots of joint projects, today the fund is working the fields that are really important for us - conservation of biodiversity, sustainable forest management, green economy. We value the experience and knowledge of the experts of the Fund and actively involve them in discussing new practices, improving the legal regulation of nature protection. The main principles of our work are transparency, mutual trust and respect. This is the only way we will be able to objectively and develop effective solutions for preserving our amazing nature," commented Alexander Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia.

The signing took place at the Ministry of Natural Resources on September 21 in Moscow. The main themes of cooperation between the Fund and the Ministry will be the conservation and restoration of biological diversity and natural ecological systems of the Russian Federation, the development of rational use of natural resources, the minimization of climate change, the formation of ecological culture in Russia, as well as the development of international cooperation.

A joint action plan is to be established in the near future.

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