State sanctuary created in Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
The Sudochye-Akpetkinsky state sanctuary was created in the Muinak region of Karakalpakstan Republic in Uzbekistan, Trend reports referring to the press service of the State Committee for Ecology of Uzbekistan.
According to the committee, the main goal of creating a sanctuary is the preservation and reproduction of natural objects and complexes of special ecological value, coastal landscapes, rare species of animals, canals, and collectors.
It is noted that the area of the sanctuary amounts to 280,507 hectares.
In addition, the State Committee for Ecology instructed to develop proposals for including Sudochye Lake in the list of wetlands of international importance (Ramsar Convention) by the end of 2021 and submit them for consideration to the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.
The government of Uzbekistan initiated in 2002 the project “Creation of small local reservoirs in the Amu Darya delta” in order to solve the problems of water supply in this zone. As a result of the project, the necessary engineering infrastructure will be created by 2027, which will be able to provide an optimal water horizon for the sustainability of ecosystems and economic activity in the reservoirs of the southern region of the Aral Sea.
Moreover, Uzbekistan has begun measures to develop and strengthen protected natural areas (PAs) in this zone.
Thus, by the presidential decree on measures to improve the system of public administration in the field of protected natural areas a road map was approved, according to which in 2019-2022 it is planned to create a state reserve Sudochinskaya system of lakes on the basis of the state Sudochye sanctuary.
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