Date: March 29, 2023
Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan
Keywords: Wetlands, Biodiversity, Conservation

This publication provides the relevant users with the information on the positive experience in the Ramsar Sites conservation and management practices in the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan). The main part represents a review of the existing Ramsar Convention guidelines in the field of wetland management and conservation by the local communities. It consists of essays on the wetlands in three countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan), where best practices of management and conservation are implemented. The document provides an analysis of the management plans, developed earlier for the Ramsar Sites in each of the above countries, highlighting their positive aspects, presents views of the local communities as the main users of these water resources, as well as short recommendations for wetland conservation and development of the best available practices for sustainable use of wetlands in Central Asia.

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