Scientific and Practical Centre for Bioresources

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Conservation and rational use of peatlands in Belarus. Distribution of peatlands by areas of use for the period up to 2030, technology for restoration and ecological rehabilitation of disturbed natural areas

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BO4765

PUBLISHED

2022-02-04

LAST UPDATE

2022-02-05

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Responsible
Marina Shabeta
+375 29 156 3020
zoology@biobel.by
Summary
The Scientific and Practical Centre for Bioresources offers consumers services for the development of strategic schemes for the conservation and rational use of peatlands in Belarus, schemes for distributing peatlands by areas of use, as well as technologies for the restoration and environmental rehabilitation of disturbed natural areas on the basis of an outsourcing agreement and is looking for partners to conclude a distribution services agreement.
Description
The current state of protection and use of peatlands in Belarus, the main problems and threats were assessed, principles and directions of activities to ensure the sustainable use of peatlands were developed. With the use of remote sensing methods and field surveys, an inventory of the current state of peatlands was carried out with an assessment of their ecological and economic significance. Based on the application of the principles and criteria regulated by the Strategy and the special regulatory document TCP 17.12-08-2015 “Environmental Protection and Nature Management of the Territory. Determination of directions for the use of peat deposits and swamps”, all peatlands of Belarus were divided into the following types of use:
- fund of swamps subject to special and special protection;
- fund under development (for peat extraction);
- Fund of especially valuable types of peat, land fund (mainly for agriculture and forestry).

The scheme of distribution of peatlands is the result of the redistribution of peatlands, taking into account their current state, comments of specialists from the district and regional executive committees, interested ministries and departments.

The technology of restoration and ecological rehabilitation of disturbed peatlands - various methods and methodological recommendations have been developed and tested to prevent violations of the hydrological regime of adjacent bogs during peat extraction and ecological rehabilitation of disturbed bogs; a methodology for monitoring waterlogging processes (biodiversity, hydrology, greenhouse gas fluxes) has been developed and tested.

The development was supported by the United Nations Development Program, in accordance with the requirements of a number of international environmental conventions.
Advantages and Innovations
The economic effect of the development is not less than 5 million US dollars, only as a result of the prevention of peat fires.

It contributes to the conservation and maintenance of clean freshwater reserves, maintaining a positive carbon balance, stability of the hydrological regime of rivers, mitigation of climatic anomalies, and the preservation of globally significant biodiversity. In total, according to the developed technology, over 51 thousand hectares of disturbed peatlands have been restored in Belarus.
Stage of development
Already on the market
Funding source
State budged
Internal
IPR status
Exclusive rights
Secret know-how
Sector group
BioChemTech
Environment

Organization information

Type
R&D institution
Year established
2007
NACE keywords
A.01.61 - Support activities for crop production
A.01.62 - Support activities for animal production
M.72.11 - Research and experimental development on biotechnology
M.72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
M.74.90 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Turnover (in EUR)
10-20M
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Yes
Additional comments
The Scientific and Practical Center on Bioresources constantly takes part in European projects of international technical assistance and cross-border cooperation in the field of biotechnology and ecology. The Center is the National Contact Point of the European Union Framework Program for Science and Innovation "HORIZON 2020" under the section "Climate, Efficient Use of Natural Resources", supports the CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Languages spoken
English
Russian

Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Distribution services agreement
Outsourcing agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Consumers interested in services for the development of strategic schemes for the conservation and rational use of peatlands in Belarus, schemes for the distribution of peatlands by areas of use, as well as technologies for the restoration and ecological rehabilitation of disturbed natural areas on the basis of an outsourcing agreement.

Partners to conclude a distribution services agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
251-500
SME 51-250
SME 11-50
SME <= 10
R&D Institution
University

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