German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Transfer projects of fellows 2012 – 2013

The Klaus-Toepfer-fellows completed transfer projects that are related to the work of their home institution thoughout the duration of the fellowship. The executive summaries are available here:

Biodiversity conservation by introducing efficient low cost technologies in the Eastern Pamirs
Adabjon Abdulkodirov, Mountain Societies Development Support Program, Tajikistan

Biodiversity for the Community - Biodiversity Communication Plan for Retezat National Park
Ioana Bejan, ProPark - Foundation for Protected Areas, Romania

Transboundary cooperation for the designation of new Ramsar sites between Romania and Bulgaria
Roxana Ionescu, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Romania

Georgian Forest Sector and Recommendations for Sustainable Administration
Rati Japaridze, World Bank, Georgia

Exploring the establishment of environmental resource centers for the promotion of environmental conservation on the Ustyurt Plateau, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan
Berdiyar Jollibekov, Project Manager, Fauna & Flora International, Uzbekistan

Developing mechanisms for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity of main ecosystems of Uzbekistan
Oleg Kashkarov, PR-assistant of Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds (UzSPB), Uzbekistan

Identification and Assessment of Business Companies in Georgia which Take the Lead - or Could Take the Lead in Incorporating Biodiversity in their Plans and Practices
Niko Malazonia, WWF Caucasus Program Office, Georgia

Development of decision support system for granting bank and shore no-construction zone reduction permits
Maris Noor, Estonian Environmental Board, Estonia

Integration of the ecological network concept into the spatial planning system of Ukraine
Anastasiia Oleshchenko, State enterprise Ukrainian State Scientific-Research Institute of Urban Design "Dipromisto" named after Y.M.Bilokon, Kyiv, Ukraine

Supporting the implementation of the Local Biodiversity Action Plan in the Municipality of Srebrenica through participatory strategic planning for conservation and human wellbeing
Amina Omićević, United Nations Environment Programme, Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Assessing the management effectiveness and developing guidelines for its improvement in Nature Park Telašćica, Croatia
Mosor Prvan, Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development (Sunce), Croatia

Strategy to green mining operations in Kamchatka
Sergey Rafanov, Head of Kamchatka-Bering Sea, Ecoregional office, WWF-Russia

Preparing a road map for developing a management plan for the Lower Amudarya Biosphere Reserve
Alisher Shukurov, Main Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Uzbekistan

Committee for conservation of wetlands
Patrycja Stawiarz, General Directorate for Environmental Protection, Poland

Natura 2000 communication strategy for the Czech Republic
Alena Vacátková, Ministry of the Environment, Head of Unit of Natura 2000, Department for the Species Protection and Implementation of International Commitments, Czech Republic

Access to and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources - how to implement the Nagoya Protocol in Hungary
Dr. Katalin Véhmann, Ministry of Rural Development, Hungary

Combating poaching and illegal trade in animal species in Bulgaria
Yana Velina, Ministry of Environment and Water, National Nature
Protection Service Directorate, Biological Diversity Division, Bulgaria

Feasibility assessment of Ulytau landscape as the UNESCO natural heritage site
Dana Yermolyonok, Karaganda Ecological Museum, Kazakhstan

Developing an environmental education programme in Turkmenistan
Svetlana Zakaryayeva, Khazar State Reserve, Turkmenistan

Development of a community-led GIS-based data repository and a concept for participatory biodiversity monitoring in Chon-Kemin National Park, Kyrgyzstan
Umut Zholdoshova, Environmental Programs Coordinator, Rural Development Fund, Kyrgyzstan

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