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      Biosphere Reserve Information
     

Russian Federation

ASTRAKHANSKIY

 
 
  Brief description   Inventory and monitoring of flora and fauna
Hydrology and climatology monitoring
Effects of large hydrological projects
Caspian Sea water level changes
Monitoring of birds
Protection and conservation of animal and plant species, including bird colonies, lotus etc.
Rehabilitation of a number of endangered species such as Grus
leucogeranus
GIS database
Mapping of the different zones of the biosphere reserve
Indicators of sustainability relevant to economic activities:
Study of the dynamic and structure of natural complexes, which allows for an estimation of the state of the natural resources in the biosphere reserve
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, hydrology, monitoring/methodologies.
  Biodiversity   Birds, conservation, fauna, flora, methodologies, natural resources, plants, rare/endangered/threatened species, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment.
  Socio-economic   Energy production systems/Alternative energy, indicators of sustainability.
  Integrated monitoring   Geographic Information System/GIS, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation.


Last updated: 3/1/2007

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