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ECOREGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

The Ecoregional Conservation Plan (ECP) for the Caucasus was written in 2006, and was revised and updated in 2012 and 2020. During its development, more than 200 experts and multiple governmental and non-governmental organizations worked together to create the document presenting an overview of the Ecoregion’s biodiversity and the threats which it faces, introducing the main actors in the field of biodiversity conservation in the Caucasus and presenting plan with its targets and actions.
 
The overarching goal of the ECP is to halt the loss of biodiversity and enable its recovery through the establishment of an Ecological Network comprised of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures. It is envisaged that this would protect the most important sites for biodiversity arranged in large conservation landscapes and connected by ecological corridors where sustainable land and natural resources management practices support the movement of wildlife populations, individuals, and underpin preservation of ecological processes and ecosystem services. The conservation implications of the ECP will ultimately enhance species conservation and restoration projects, and support sustainable management and connectivity of ecosystems.

Ecoregional Conservation Plan (ECP)
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For more than 25 years, WWF-Caucasus has implemented more than 70 projects in the Caucasus aimed at protecting, preserving and restoring the region’s biodiversity, while simultaneously ensuring inter-governmental coordination and engaging local populations in nature conservation.

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WWF Caucasus

Working to protect vital natural resources and biodiversity in the Caucasus, WWF-Caucasus’s projects are dedicated to helping
re-shape our relationship with nature, changing the way we live and the way we work, in order to protect our planet and create a world where people and wildlife thrive.

Together with our partner organisations and with the involvement of local communities, WWF-Caucasus has implemented a wide range of transformational projects and programmes. Together we have established more than 15 protected areas, protected and reintroduced globally and regionally threatened species including the Caucasian Leopard, Gazelle, Red Deer, European Bison, Eastern and Western Turs, Bezoar Goat, Mouflon, Chamois, Brown Bear and Sturgeon species and promoted sustainable methods of socio-economic development.

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