Mr. Rovshen Nurmuhamedov
The globally significant biodiversity of Turkmenistan is partially protected through a System of Protected Areas covering nearly 4% of the territory. Under current conditions, the Protected Area System (PAS) of Turkmenistan is however not effectively safeguarding the country’s unique biodiversity. The long-term solution proposed by this project is a reconfigured System of Protected Areas that is designed to protect a representative sample of Turkmenistan’s biodiversity under an effective and adaptive management regime. This project will assist Turkmenistan to consolidate and physically link a number of proximate fragments of different categories of protected areas with high biodiversity significance, into a single, more cohesive management unit - a National Nature Park.
This project complements the national efforts in expanding and strengthening the PA System, including establishment of National Nature Parks. The project address the above barriers through expanding the Protected Area System to improve the representation and coverage of the Protected Area System and supporting development of an adequate systemic, institutional and individual capacity for management of the expanded Protected Area System.
|Donor||Amount contributed, USD|
|Global Environment Facility||950,000|