+998 71 2739089
Implemented jointly by UNDP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, this project works to demonstrate new approaches and models that could be used to ensure the sustainability of the newly established Lower Amudarya State Biosphere Reserve (LABR), specifically to support the riparian ‘Tugai’ forest ecosystem.
Located in the Amudarya river delta, the Tugai ecosystem is both unique to the nation and a valuable natural resource that supports the well-being of its neighbouring population. Consequently its potential fragmentation, and the depletion of its resources, would result in significant environmental, social and economic problems.
One of the most practical approaches used to conserve and manage the biodiversity and natural resources of the lower delta of the Amudarya River has been the establishment of a 68,717.8 hectare State Biosphere Reserve in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
The LABR includes a strictly-protected core, transition and buffer zones. Its establishment is an important step towards preserving the riparian woodlands, but the reserve’s operational capacities are insufficient, there is a lack of knowledge needed for its correct management, and there is a lack of local, national and international awareness of the reserve and its importance.
The project is working to provide technical assistance within the field of planning and management, by enhancing the reserve’s performance, planning, monitoring and control, and by nominating the reserve for inclusion into UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
|The Government of Uzbekistan:||USD 113,924|
|The Government of Uzbekistan (in-kind):||USD 40,000|
+998 71 2739089