40 locally extinct animal, species found in Belarus
Nature in Belarus. Photo: BELTA
A peatland conservation project called Clima East helps to spot almost 40 species believed to be extinct in Belarus.
Almost 40 animal and plant species that were considered to be extinct have been found in Belarus. This is one of the results of the four-year ecological peatland conservation project Clima East. This project is a joint effort of the EU, UNDP and the Belarusian Ministry of Nature. The work will be continued in the future.
All the activities were performed in two reserves, Belarus 1 reports. About 4 ha of peatland territory was purified. An infrastructure for the future usage of peatland biomass in construction, power engineering and agriculture was created as well.