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Wetland conservation as a contribution to the SDG 15
February 2 is World Wetlands Day. The theme for 2021 is Wetlands and Water.
Conservation and restoration of wetlands play a key role for sustainable development, conservation of biodiversity and combating climate change. These objectives are included in SDGs 13, 14 and 15.
The Republic of Belarus makes a significant contribution to wetland conservation at the international level. 26 wetlands with a total area of 778,000 hectares are included in the list of wetlands of international importance under the Convention on Wetlands.
In 2020, the Law On the protection and use of peatlands came into force, the main objective of which is the conservation of natural wetlands. To implement the provisions of the law, the necessary legal framework has been formed, the issues of inventory and monitoring of peatlands have been defined, management plans for bogs and peatlands subject to ecological rehabilitation have been developed.
Belarus is making efforts to expand the area of wetland reserves: it is planned to adopt a resolution stipulating transformation of the national reserve Olman bogs with increase of its area by 9,700 ha.
Work on ecological rehabilitation of disturbed peatlands continues: rewetting and restoration of the ecological regime on peatlands in the Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk and Minsk regions is carried out.