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Environmental Educational Center "Zapovedniks"

The Centre “Zapovedniks” is an NGO based in Moscow was founded in 1996 under the aegis of a WWF project as part of the GEF project “Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Federation” . Centre “Zapovedniks” has been working to raise public awareness of protected areas, to provide environmental education, to provide training for Protected Areas staff and for interested business organisation. The organization has experience of successful implementation of international projects: UNEP/GEF project “Strengthening the Network of Training Centers for Protected Area Management Through Demonstration of a Tested Approach” (GFL/2328-2714-4842, PMS: GF/3010-0504), and “Catalyzing Civil Activities and Local Socio-economic Initiatives using the Potential of Protected Areas and PA-based NGOs" (TACIS/IBPP). The Centre developed the “State Strategy for Federal Protected Areas System Development” (2005-2006) – for Ministry of Nature Resources as well as the Strategy of National Parks. Centre implemented the WWF, IUCN and other projects. In 2011-2013 Centre is implementing Europeam Commision projects "Cultural landscapes: traditions for development" and “Water, Nature and People in a vanishing landscape. Sustainable rural tourism development in Russia and Belarus”. The Centre “Zapovedniks” finds support in Governmental bodies responsible for the PAs of the Russia.


Date of Establishment:

17-Oct, 1996

Purpose of Organization:

• Strengthening the role of Protected Areas in the socio-economic development of the regions of Russia, including the development of eco-tourism
Promotion of environmental education. Coordination of child and youth social movement "Friends of the Protected Islands"
• Development of environmental volunteering in Russia - International volunteer center "burunduk"
• Increase the knowledge of experts in the field of nature conservation - Learning Center for PA
• Design and development of tourism, recreation and environmental education infrastructure in protected areas (nature trails, visitor centers, etc.)
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine

Contact Details
Street Address:
Zuzinskaya 6 k.2, office 134,


Zip Code:
117209
City/Town:
Moscow
Country:
Russian Federation
Telephone No.:
7 495 6262857
Fax Phone:
7 495 6262857
Website:
http://www.wildnet.ru
Email:
danilina.zapovedniks@gmail.com
Organization founded:
Oct-17-1996

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Ms. Natalia Danilina Key Contact Person
    Position:
    CEO/Director
    Street Address:
    same
    Email:
    danilina.zapovedniksgmail.com


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