Russian Academy of Sciences Program of fundamental researches of the RAS Presidium "Scientific
principles of biodiversity conservation in Russia "
In 2001 according
to intergovernmental and international agreements the “National strategy on biodiversity conservation” was developed and
adopted in Russia. Since 2003 RussianAcademy of Sciences has implemented researches
in study, assessment, and conservation of biodiversity within the framework
of the fundamental research program “Scientific principles of biodiversity
conservation in Russia”.
RussianAcademy of Sciences is one of the major developers
of this Strategy,presented
in the International forum on sustainable development “Rio+10” in Johannesburg (August-September, 2002) as the
result of Russian duties fulfillment on the Biological Diversity Convention.
Main statements of the National Strategy have been included into the
Environmental Doctrine of the Russian Federation confirmed by the RF Government.
of the “Scientific principles
of biodiversity conservation in Russia” Program
is the important practical step in fulfillment of the action plan within
the framework of the Strategy. Coordinator of the Program is the Director
of the A.N. Severtsev Institute of problems
of ecology and evolution, Academician D.S. Pavlov.
The Program is an interdisciplinary one and it is implemented by institutes
of the General Biology Section of the RAS Department of biological sciences.
Besides, institutes of the Department of social sciences and the Department
of Earth Sciences take part in implementation of the Program.