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Conservation Action Plan for the Amur-Heilong Ecoregion. Part III. Freshwater and floodplain ecosystems


In 2002 the organizations of the «Amur Coalition» produced an Action Plan for Ecosystem Conservation in the Southern Far East» (CAP 2002) on the basis of research into the conditions of ecosystems of the Amur basin. In its preparation the following organizations took part: the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Khabarovsk
Wildlife Fund, Amur Social-Ecological Union, the Phoenix Fund, the League of Ecological NGOs of Evreiskaya Autonomous Province, the Amur Ecofund,
the ZovTaigi Center for nature conservation.

The activities of the Plan were aimed at protecting forest and wetland ecosystems from degradation and conservation of rare bird and animal species. In the course of 10 years the composition of the Amur Coalition has changed, some organizations have ceased to take part while new organizations and informal movements have appeared. A significant part of the proposed activities in the CAP—2002 have been successfully implemented by WWF and its partners, including major progress in the Amur tiger and Amur leopard conservation. More than 5 million ha of new protected areas have been established, and the efficacy of existing PAs has been enhanced. The main channel of the Amur has been kept free of dams. The population of the Oriental stork has grown significantly.

For continuation of this work it was necessary to update and add details to the plans for 2015—2020. Such an assessment was carried out by the Amur branch of WWF
Russia with funding from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, together with the Pacific Environment and Resource Center (PERC), with participation of Amur Coalition members and leading experts from regional scientific institutes, nature protection agencies and protected areas.

The Russian version of the document is available on the Russian version of our website