Lower Prut reserve to operate under new regulation
18:25 | 12.08.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 12 August /MOLDPRES/- The Government today approved the Regulations for operation of the Lower Prut Biosphere Reserve. The document will contribute to the protection of flora and fauna species and their habitats, research in the global monitoring system, harmonization of geographical landscapes and their sustainable use for scientific and cultural purposes. , tourism, instructional and educational, the governnment's communication and protocol department has reported.
Thus, the regulation sets out the goals, competencies, the bases of the scientific and economic-financial activity of the Reservation. It is located in the Prut river meadow, covers a total area of over 14.7 thousand hectares in nine localities in Cahul district, including the lands of the Slobozia Forest District. The Lower Prut Biosphere Reserve was included in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, recognized by the Man and Biosphere (MaB) program, and was approved by the decision of the UNESCO Conference of the Parties on 25 July 2018.
During the Government meeting, Minister of Environment Iuliana Cantaragiu said that recently, the European Union proposed to the Republic of Moldova a project, within the EU4 Environment Program, on supporting activities for sustainable development and protection of natural ecosystems.
In order to ensure the functioning of the Reservation, administrative expenses amounting to 7.1 million lei are required, and 4.2 million lei are planned in the State Budget Law for 2021. The Ministry of Finance gave a positive opinion on a possible rectification of the State Budget Law for 2021, regarding the allocation of additional financial means.