Desnianskyi Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere Reserve Desnyanskyi

Roztochya Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere Reserve Roztochya

Shatskyi Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere Reserve Shatskyi

by Mariana Verbovska

Swamps as Lifeline

For more than half a century of his 79 years of age, biologist and ecologist Michael Succow has been working on nature conservation (especially swamps and peatlands) in Europe. In 1997, at the age of 56, he received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. Every year the award is presented to fighters for human rights, nature conservation, and peace. This award was once received by American programmer Edward Snowden and environmentalist Bill McKibben.

In his research, he devoted most of his attention to swamps and peatlands. Today, his typology of wetlands is used as a classification standard. Thanks to the work and support of Michael Succow, dozens of national parks, reserves (the territory where the main object of protection is one of the components of the natural complex. - Ed.) and other environmental sites were created in several countries such as Georgia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Russia.

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by Mariana Verbovska

Sakura at Roztochya

We are in Dublin. The Irish capital met us with fog, it seems that rain would go any moment from heavy clouds. Ukrainian team attended the EuroMAB conference. It was held at the Dublin Castle, Dublin Bay Biosphere Reserve, in Dublin, Ireland, from 2 to 5 April 2019. Meetings of the MAB National Committees and biosphere reserve co-ordinators of EuroMAB have taken place almost every two years since 1986. Here experts from different countries and different areas came together to share their experiences. Being a part of this meeting is a dream of everybody who works at Biosphere Reserve. And I am among them!

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by Mariana Verbovska

Humanity is entering a critical phase of history - the climatologist

Climate change is one of humanity's key challenges. This year's winter has already hit record highs and makes one think about how this will affect the agricultural and tourism markets in the near future.

Dr. Pierre Ibisch, professor of nature conservation at the University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde, Germany, told about the consequences of climate change in the coming years, how Ukraine might suffer and whether it is possible to adapt to the new reality.

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