Turkmenistan develops National strategy on biodiversity

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Туркменистан разрабатывает стратегию по биоразнообразиюAshgabat hosted the first meeting of the Interministerial working group to develop National strategy and action plan on biodiversity. This project is supported by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, United Nations Development Programme in Turkmenistan (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Implementation of the project started in July this year and will continue until December 2015. Working group includes representatives of the Ministries of nature, oil, gas industry and mineral resources, agriculture, water management, economics and development, finance, the State Committee for Tourism and the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development of Turkmenistan.

The main objectives of the project is to developand implementa comprehensive program to meet the requirements of the Convention on Biodiversity, ratified by Turkmenistan in 1996.


The Working Group should coordinate the preparation of the Fifth report on the implementation of the Biodiversity Convention in Turkmenistan.