The application of the Commander Islands Reserve to enter International Alliance of Protected Areas has recently been accepted.
The main goal of the alliance is to share effective methods on national, regional and international levels mainly in the spheres of promoting and helping in monitoring and research, transboundary cooperation for migrating populations in danger, monitoring and mitigation of climate change impacts and joint work with local communities.
“We hope that being a part of this alliance will become another instrument for us to share key data on methods, successes and challenges of other nature protection organizations. This information not only prevents our own mistakes but also to join forces in fields, where the efforts of one reserve are not enough, for example in global climate change, pollution or research of migrating species”, said Anastasia Barsukova, International Cooperation Specialist.
International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA) was created in 2016 upon an initiative of Changbai Mountain State Reserve (China) and with support of Jilin Provincial Forestry Department. Today the alliance includes over 40 members.