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International partnership

This website is created within the international cooperation and has four language versions: Russian, English, Chinese and Mongolian. The Russian version is supported by the specialists of WWF Russia Amur branch based in Vladivostok, the Chinese version – by WWF office of Northeast China in Changchun, the Mongolian one– by WWF Mongolia staff located in Dadale, while the English version is a joint work of all four offices. All offices use and develop AmurInfoCenter as a platform for information exchange of and promotion of the Amur Ecoregion.

The Amur ecoregional program of WWF includes a number of modules: Management and monitoring of the program; Coordination and communication across the Amur Ecoregion; Conservation of big cats; Green Belt of Amur; Sustainable use of natural resources; Development of green economy. Conservation of Big cats like the Amur tiger and the Amur leopard allows to raise awareness among donor countries and the Governments of Russia and China on the region conservation efforts, according to the Global Recovery Plan for tigers adopted at the International Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg in 2010 and approved by the Strategy for Conservation of the Amur Tiger in the Russian Federation (2010) and the Strategy for Conservation of the Amur Leopard in the Russian Federation (2013). Tigers and leopards as flag species help conserving the entire ecosystem of Korean pine and temperate forests.

The Green Belt of Amur program is aimed at developing a system of protected areas (PA) connected by ecological corridors and buffer zones into a unified ecological network (EcoNet). In Russia, the basic document for the program implementation is the Concept for the Federal Protected Areas Development till 2020 (2011) as well as the regional plans for creation and support of natural refuges, nature parks and nature monuments. Cooperation with China is carried out within the Strategy of Development of cross-border protected areas approved by the relevant ministers in 2011. Oriental stork and Kaluga (Sturgeon) are regarded as symbols of conservation of fresh-water ecosystems.

Development of the network of cross-border PA in the Daurian Ecoregion is based on the work of the Russian-Mongolian-Chinese Nature Reserve "Dauria" and the soon-to-be-created Russian-Mongolian Nature Reserve "Sources of Amur". A symbol for conservation of steppe ecosystems is the Mongolian gazelle and White-naped crane.

In 2016, the Memorandum on creation of the Russian-Chinese network of near border nature reserves in the Amur River basin was signed. The document helps setting up cooperation between 16 Chinese PAs and 12 Russian PAs located on the Sino-Russian border along the Amur and Ussuri Rivers.

Implementation of the Silk Road Economic Development program demands joint efforts of environmental organizations of Russia, China and Mongolia to meet ecological requirements for the development of green economy.

 

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                                 WWF Norh-East China                                                                                                                 WWF Mongolia
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