Belarus: “Sporaŭskae” project improves sustainable management of peatlands

01-03-2017
Belarus: “Sporaŭskae” project improves sustainable management of peatlands
Belarus: “Sporaŭskae” project improves sustainable management of peatlands
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The Clima-East pilot project in Belarus has announced significant achievements in the biodiversity protection of the “Sporaŭskae” peatlands – a unique natural treasure of Belarus.

In the framework of the EU/UNDP’s Clima-East project, the “Sporaŭskae” biological reserve received equipment for biomass harvesting and transportation, including a tractor, a forestry mulcher, a  trailer loading conveyor, a wood chipper and other harvesting machines.

Thanks to the equipment that was purchased as part of the project, peatland has now been cleared to remove extra vegetation. All the wood chips stocked in 2016 have already been sold to enterprises interested in green energy resources. 

Monitoring of wildlife in 2016 brought into sharp focus the positive influences that this has had on nature, particularly the increase in numbers of bird species. 

The specially protected Sporaūskae area is one of the pilot territories of the EU/UNDP project “Clima-East: Conservation and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus to minimize carbon emissions and help ecosystems to adapt to climate change, while contributing to the overall mitigation and adaptation effort”.

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Clima-East: Conservation and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus to minimize carbon emissions and help ecosystems to adapt to climate change, while contributing to the overall mitigation and adaptation effort”.