Steering Group

The Project Steering Group consists of heads of nature protection organizations and institutions and their core divisions.

The functions of the Steering Group are control of the Project implementation, support of the realization of Project tasks and provision of consultations.

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Organizations involved

Project cooperates with 9 national nature parks of Ukrainian Carpathians and research institutions and universities. Their employees take part in Project realization as experts.


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Project areas

The project is implemented in 9 National Nature Parks of the Carpathian Mountains, located in the growth area of old-growth and primeval forests: Carpathian, Verkhovynsky, Cheremosky, Vyzhnytsky, Uzhansky, «Skolivski Beskydy», «Synevyr», «Hutsulshchyna», «Zacharovany kraj».
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Project area

The mountains of the Carpathian region in the area of primeval and old-growth forests in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv and Zakarpattia regions, within the National Nature Parks (NNP) and adjacent forest lands.

Project involves 9 NNPs:

Carpathian, "Verkhovynsky", "Hutsulshchyna" – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, "Vyzhnytsky", "Cheremosky" – in Chernivtsi region, "Skolivski Beskydy" – in Lviv region, Uzhansky, "Synevyr" and "Zacharovany kraj" – in Zakarpattya region.

Project goal

Project aims to protect 300,000 hectares of natural landscapes in the Carpathians, very important sites for the Pan-European ecological network conservation. National nature parks in the Ukrainian Carpathians should be expanded by adding of key massifs of primeval, old-growth and other valuable forests to their territories to ensure better protection from their irreversible destruction.

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