From February 26 to March 3 of the current year we are holding the training courses on the use of the Biodiversity Information Management System (BIMS) and the Uzbekistan Biodiversity Information Center (UBIC), developed jointly with GEF and State Committee for Ecology. Courses are held for employees of the State Committee for Ecology, Institute of Botany and Zoology of the Academy of Sciences, as well as State Committee for Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadaster.
The BIMS is an online resource that allows you to include, store, combine and update data on existing threats to biodiversity flora and fauna (including nationally and globally threatened, as well as economically important species of animals and plants. The basis of the BIMS is Geo-data, that are, maps with accurate geolocations, as well as various qualitative, quantitative data on the state of biological species, and related documentation (for example, data on the number and distribution range of species, etc.). In addition, the information system contains data on scientific collections of animals and plants and types of land use in accordance with national laws and regulations.
UBIC is a website that contains information on national and international legislation on environmental management and management of national flora and fauna, protected natural areas, environmental laws, programs and strategies, accessible to the general public.
Our joint project “Sustainable use of natural resources and forestry in key mountain regions for important global biodiversity” aims to assist in the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the high mountain ecosystems of Uzbekistan in the Western Tien Shan and the Pamir-Alai. Among other things, the project aims to obtain high-quality information on key ecosystems, habitats and animal species. The information received will be integrated into the state cadastre and will assist in sectoral land use planning and in making decisions regarding selected mountainous areas.