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Award for desert-hero

7. 9. 2018, 12:45 by NK

The hero of the project Defeating the desert of “”, Nomos Dzhumaev, was awarded the “Dustlik” order on behalf of the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The photo, video and audio report was initiated by CADI. Nomos Dzhumaev, a farmer in the Kyzylkum desert in Uzbekistan, took up the fight against the degradation and erosion processes of the desert forests under current land management and its accompanying loss of species. Together with his family he planted 15 thousand saxaul saplings in the desert, turning sands into a forest with a size of 50 hectares. Hereby, he managed to proof that a careful pasture management adapted to the desert ecosystem can provide sustainable livelihoods and ecosystem preservation at the same time.

CADI officially started in Turkmenistan

5. 9. 2018, 10:23 by NK

The project agreement for the implementation of CADI in Turkmenistan has been signed on 20 August between the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Environmental Protection and Land Resources and the Michael Succow Foundation. The signing was preceded by about 1.5 years of preparatory work.

The agreement represents the latest step in the long-standing, fruitful cooperation between the two partners on a range of projects on nature conservation and resource management in Turkmenistan under a Memorandum of Understanding.

CADI intends to implement a broad work package that aims to preserve the biodiversity and ecosystem services of cold winter deserts in Turkmenistan. One of the main tasks is to prepare a nomination document for the inscription of the protected areas Repetek and Bereketli Garagum into the list of World Natural Heritage sites. In addition, within CADI scientific-technical justifications for the establishment, extension or IUCN status adjustment of a protected area in Turkmenistan will be prepared.

The activities in Turkmenistan are jointly implemented by the National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna (NIDFF) in Ashgabat and the Michael Succow Foundation.


Excursion guide now online!

25. 7. 2018, 12:34 by NK

Cover "Landscape-Ecological Excursion Field Guide"

Along excursion routes through different landscape types of Azerbaijan the Landscape-Ecological Excursion Field Guide offers detailed scientific information, maps and GPS data. Detailed descriptions of vegetation, soil and land use along a transect from coastal areas of the Caspian Sea to the Alpine zone of the Greater Caucasus are included. The guide allows teachers as well as students to organise excursions independently and scientifically well-grounded. It is based on a landscape-ecology summer school for German and Azerbaijani students carried out by the Succow Foundation and project partners.

Now in Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian

27. 6. 2018, 09:29 by NK

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Leaflets on paludiculture are now available for download in Estonian, Lithuanian as well as in Latvian - here separately on paludiculture on bogs and on paludiculture on fens. The information material, originally edited by the Succow Foundation and the Greifswald Mire Centre, was translated by Baltic partners within the project Paludiculture in the Baltics - Potential and Capacities for climate protection through productive use of rewetted peatlands which is financed within the European Climate Initiative.
The project analyses whether drained peatland areas in the Baltic states can be rewetted and sustainably used, and - if so - which ones. These measures could effectively reduce CO2-emissions, create altenative sources of income and conserve peatlands as habitat for highly specialised species. The leaflets have already been presented to ministries, organisations and research institutions of all Baltic states and were met with great interest.


Kick-off for IKI-Project at Amudarya

15. 6. 2018, 11:25 by NK

It took about six years to negotiate the framework for the implementation of a project of the International Climate Initiative among the governments of Uzbekistan and Germany. Therefore cannot be underestimated that the inception workshop of GIZ and Michael Succow Foundation for the start of the IKI Amudarya project was held at 11 June. The project aims at Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) and strengthening the management of a recently established biosphere reserve at the Lower Reaches of Amudarya in Uzbekistan. At the same time, a three year project on Sustainable land- and water management of Tugai Forests funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Develpoment was successfully completed. It built a solid bases for measures to be continued for the coming two and a half years.

Flora of Central Asia virtual

29. 5. 2018, 14:19 by NK

The project Central Asian Virtual Flora (CAViF) aims to secure 1.5 mln herbar samples of the Tashkent Central Herbar (TASH), a collection of 170 years of botanists field exploration surveys, for future generations. The team of botanists and database experts will facilitate and conduct trainings for the TASH staff in order to get started with the long-term digitization of the herbar.
Thus the unique treasure becomes preserved and online accessible to a wide range of international scientists, nature conservation practicionairs and amateur botanists. The flora of Uzbekistan consists of 4,350 species of native vascular plants, among them many of economic value, nationally or internationally threatend and cultural-historically outstanding species. About 400 species are nationally endemic.
The project is financed under the founding line „Pilot measures for partnerships in science, research and education with the Central Asian and South Caucasus countries“ of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.