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How Belarus uses degraded peatlands rewetting to conserve unique biodiversity of its bogs.

Restoring degraded peatlands through re-wetting is simple, efficient and accessible nature-based solution to cut carbon emissions and halt biodiversity loss.  


Preparations launched to eliminate Belarus’ largest stockpile of obsolete pesticides.

The international technical assistance project “Sustainable Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Chemicals in the Republic of Belarus, GEF-6” is conducting a frontal monitoring of the…  


Green mobility fosters sustainable development of Belarus’ small towns

Green mobility is an integral part of modern urban infrastructure and plays the capital role in urban development plans design. It makes small cities more comfortable and environmentally friendly,…  


In Chernobyl-affected areas, untapped tourism potential helps boost local entrepreneurship.

Attracting and implementing projects in the Chernobyl-affected territories is really important, because these efforts give energy to development in all areas, including tourism, environment and social…  


Why do we need to know about our peatlands?

Read our blog on how a digital registry advances wetlands protection and sustainable management in Belarus.  


Black-alder forests can help restore Belarus’ peatlands and benefit the economy

Together with national partners UNDP helps explore the cost and benefits of planting black alder trees on the disturbed peatlands to mitigate climate change, combat land degradation, and bring…  


How fire can help preserve biodiversity?

Controlled burning is rather effective nature-based solution for keeping valuable wetland ecosystems in health and safe from spontaneous fires.  


The economics of restored peatlands: why we invested in the rehabilitation of Zhada bog.

At the end of 2020, UNDP, the GEF, MinEnv finished the restoration at Zhada bog on about 5,000 ha. Hopes rise that the first signs that the damaged ecosystem is returning back to life can be visible…  


Descendants of ancient tarpans help European bison to survive

In Belarus the GEF, UNDP and the Belarus’ Ministry of Environment invest in nature- based solutions and maximize their potential to help bring endangered animals like the European bison back from the…  


Big Benefits of Small Bees

Наталья Васько создает местный центр пчеловодства в Жлобинском районе для развития и популяризации пчелиного бизнеса среди местных жителей.  

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