We start the year with good news for wildlife: Carpathian Biosphere Reserve expands and improves the management of valuable protected areas! We are proud that our organization has effectively contributed to this important outcome.
The President of Ukraine signed Decree №5 / 2022 “On Changing the Boundaries of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve”, according to which 17.9 thousand hectares of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve were transferred for permanent use.
Previously, part of the transferred territories was already part of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve but was shared. The model with the presence of shared areas does not allow the nature reserve area to operate on them effectively and protect them: forestries are the real owners of these natural areas. In turn, in the areas of permanent use, the nature reserve is able to effectively carry out conservation measures.