Creation of new protected areas – strict nature reserves, national and nature parks, nature sanctuaries, natural monumens – and support of the existing ones are among priorities of our work.

125 protected areas in Russia are created and expanded with WWF participation. Their total area is about 46 million hectares and that is more than the territories of Germany and Switzerland combined.

Protected areas preserve the nature of the most valuable Russian regions – the Caucasus and Altai, the Arctic and Kamchatka, Urals and Far East – and are the last refuge for the Siberian tiger, Amur leopard, snow leopard, Siberian white crane and many other species.

Having analysed the current system of national protected areas, we identified new natural complexes requiring protection in line with requirements of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and made relevant recommendations. The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation followed these recommendations while preparing the list of federal PAs to be created in 2011-2020. The list was approved by the Government.

WWF-Russia develops legislative, econimic, theoretical and methodological frameworks for creation and management of the system of protected areas.

Moreover, we support work of rangers in strict nature reserves, nature sanctuaries, national and nature parks, contribute to increase of public awareness and to creation of visit centres, arrange special trainings for staff of protected areas.

WWF aims to meet both conservation and sustainable development tasks as well as interests of local people.

The map is being developed and will be presented in English later.

Охраняемые природные территории России, которые созданы при участии WWF или получали помощь от фонда