Altai-Sayan Ecoregion Conservation Strategy

Local Herder, Darvi Mountains
Local Herder, Darvi Mountains (Frans Schpers/ WWF-Netherlands)

This is an excellent example of a large, multi country strategic plan in the Central Asian landscape, very effectively using the Open Standards.

Altai-Sayan ecoregion in Central Asia is a vast wild region covering the region where Mongolia, Russia, China, and Kazakhstan converge, comprising mountain, steppe, and forest habitats of snow leopards, argali sheep, and ibex.

WWF, led by its Mongolia and Russian offices, developed the plan in 2012 for its ecoregional efforts in the four countries. Given four different management regimes and conservation situations, the plan does a good job of presenting complicated viability and threat ratings, and does so in a nice layout. The results chains are relatively high level, but are keyed directly to goals and objectives.

This led to a three year programme based on the strategic plan and annual, bi-annual planning and reporting, with about 70-80% of the plan implemented.

Ukok Plateau, Republic of Altai (Denis Bogomolov/ WWF-Russia)

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