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Chornobyl Reserve Added to World Database on Protected Areas

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The Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve was added to the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), the reserve’s press service informs.

“The Chornobyl Reserve can be proud of a small victory: the Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve was added to the database in the December update of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). It’s a very important event not only for the reserve but for the whole of Ukraine. After all, it brings our country closer to fulfilling its international obligations in the field of environmental protection,” the statement reads.

As noted, many platforms use WDPA to provide integrated information to a variety of users, in particular to businesses and governments in various sectors of the economy, including mining, oil and gas, and finance. From now on, the WDPA will also provide information about the Chornobyl Reserve.

As a reminder, the World Database on Protected Areas is the most comprehensive global database of terrestrial and marine protected areas. It is a joint project of the United Nations Environment Programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), managed by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

Bohdan Marusyak

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