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Geospatial Database on Protected Areas of Baikal Region. Ekaterina Tsybikova Transparent World, Russia SCGIS Conference, Monterey, 2007. Age - 25-30 mln Depth – 1637 m 65% endemics. Lake Baikal. 1996: UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. Problem.

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geospatial database on protected areas of baikal region

Geospatial Database on Protected Areas of Baikal Region

Ekaterina Tsybikova

Transparent World, Russia

SCGIS Conference, Monterey, 2007

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Age - 25-30 mln

Depth – 1637 m

65% endemics

Lake Baikal

1996:

UNESCO Natural World Heritage site

problem
Problem

Lack of adequate accessible spatial and descriptive information about protected areas of Russia,

results in poor decision making and low public awareness

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Baikal Region:

  • International protected areas:
  • - UNESCO Natural World Heritage site
  • - 2 biosphere reserves
  • 1Ramsar site, 1 Ramsar Shadow list site
  • Federal-level protected areas:
  • 5 strict nature reserves (zapovedniks)
  • 3 national parks
  • 4 wildlife refuges (zakazniks)
  • Regional- and local-level protected areas:
  • 19 wildlife refuges (zakazniks)
  • a. 200 nature monuments and other objects
history atlas of russia s intact forest landscapes http www forest ru eng publications intact
History: Atlas of Russia’s Intact Forest Landscapes (http://www.forest.ru/eng/publications/intact/)
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Data sources

  • primary legislation
  • (governmental acts, bills and other papers)
  • - protected areas official documents
  • additional information(spatial and attributive)
mapping strict nature reserves national parks and federal level wildlife refuges of russia 2005
Mapping. Strict Nature Reserves, National Parks and Federal-Level Wildlife Refuges of Russia (2005)
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Wetlands: - one of the key types of planet ecosystems - serve a variety of hydrological and biochemical functions that are valuable to people

Baikal Region Wetlands:

Ramsar site: Selenga River Delta

Wetland of Ramsar Shadow List: Angara River Delta

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Web-based Information system

  • Contents:
  • - news
  • history of nature protection
  • publications
  • conferences proceedings
  • descriptions of PA
  • descriptions of Ramsar sites

http://oopt.info

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Description of each protected area:

  • - general information
  • history
  • geographic features
  • flora and fauna
  • research activities
application
Application

- create protected area GIS

- presentation and education materials

- include in decision support system to help deal with conflicts occurring on protected area

application land use decision making
Application: Land-use decision-making

The Kovikta gas pipeline: Socio-ecological

mapping

data now available and planned
Data now available and planned

- biosphere reserves zoning (core, buffer, transition zone, biosphere polygon)

- zapovedniks’ and national parks’ buffers

- Ramsar sites

- Birdlife International sites

planned to complete:

- nature monuments

- territories of traditional land use

- important ethno-cultural objects

conclusion
Conclusion

GIS is an effective tool

for public awareness and decision support,

but

great efforts should be done to make data really work

thank you

Ekaterina Tsybikova

Transparent World, Russia

e-mail: tsybikova@biodiversity.ru

Thank you!

and Society for Conservation GIS

ESRI Conservation Program

Transparent World

International socio-ecological Union

Biodiversity Conservation Center

World Resource Institute