A government decree approved the “Strategy for the Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Republic of Uzbekistan for the period 2019-2028”, the Ministry of Justice reports.
The strategy provides for expanding the area of protected natural territories to 12% of the country's territory, as well as afforestation of the dried land of the Aral Sea, bringing the forest area to 1.2 million hectares.
The document also envisages bringing the number of gazelles in the Bukhara specialized breeding ground “Jeyran” to 1000.
The strategy involves the creation of a unified system for monitoring components of biodiversity with a central element - the reference ecosystems of state reserves; unified information database of state monitoring and state cadastre of biodiversity based on modern geo-information technologies (GIS technologies).
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