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Project Number:


Project Title:

00072384 Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Territorial Planning Policies and Practices


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Project Objective & Brief Description:

The project’s primary goal is to mainstream biodiversity conservation priorities into Belarusian territorial planning policies and practices. The project outcomes are: • Development of the national institutional and expert capacity to integrate biodiversity concerns into the territorial planning in Belarus. • Implementation of pilot activities on including biodiversity conservation requirements into territorial plans. • Raising awareness of state agencies and the Belarusian population of the importance of biodiversity conservation for sustainable development. The project objective is to mainstream biodiversity conservation priorities into Belarus’ territorial planning policies and practices. The project will remove systemic, regulatory and knowledge barriers to mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into territorial planning. The objective will be achieved through two outcomes: i) Enabling regulatory, policy and institutional framework for land-use planning that reflects biodiversity considerations outside protected areas (PAs), and ii) Tested models for development and enforcement of biodiversity-compatible land-use plans at the district levels. The immediate global biodiversity benefits include enhanced ecosystem integrity outside PAs in 10 administrative districts (approximately 2 million hectares): Rechica (Gomel Region), Rogachev (Gomel Region), Ivacevichy (Brest Region), Volozhin (Minsk Region), Korelichi (Grodno Region), Slonim (Grodno Region), Klichev (Mogilev Region), Bobruysk (Mogilev Region), Rossony (Vitebsk Region), Glubokoe (Vitebsk Region). In the long-term, taking into account the sought replication effect, the project will ensure the long-term integrity of fragile ecosystems over 36% of the country.

Project Duration:

01/2010 – 01/2014

Project Location:


Project Budget:

US$ 8,055,300

Major sources of project financing:


Project delivery in previous fiscal years:

In 2011: US$ 373,000. Total: US$ 457,000

MDG Focus:

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

Designated Institution:

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection

National Coordinator:

Anatoliy V. Lis, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection

Contact Persons:

Project Manager: Vladimir Koltunov
тел.: +375 (29) 656-63-77

Administrative Assistant:Elena Bondarenko

UNDP Programme Officer:Igor Tchoulba

Project Document:

Project Document

Project Reports/Publications:


The following results have been achieved under the Project in 2010

The following results have been achieved under the Project in 2011

Project Press Releases:

6 October 2011 | The Valozhyn District is to Become a Center of Eco-Tourism

22 May 2011 | Nature Conservation Action Held on the Eve of the International Day for Biodiversity

25 April 2011 | On International Mother Earth Day UNDP Projects Planted Trees and Rescued Amphibia

6 May 2010 | New Project to Help Conserve Biodiversity Outside the Boundaries of Specially Protected Natural Areas


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