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Welcome! Here you will find information about the Republic of Moldova regarding:

  • Protected Areas management
  • The Training and capacity Needs Assessment reports
  • Capacity building initiatives/projects

Protected Areas management

The Protected Areas cover 5.61 % of the country’s territory. Orhei is the first National Park in Moldova, created in 2013.

The Authorities responsible for PA management at the national level are the Ministry of Environment, mostly for Protected Areas policies and the Academy of Sciences. Forest Agency Moldsilva and local Public Authorities manage Protected Areas at a local level.

National Park Orhei has an established administration but relates to other Authorities in the field.

The Training and capacity Needs Assessment

The Training and capacity needs assessment report (2014) The ”Assessment of capacity development needs of Protected Area staff in Eastern Europe. Republic of Moldova” is based on a survey that has been filled in by the staff employed in the National Protected Area management system of Republic of Moldova in 2013.

The results of the surveys provide detailed information on staffing profiles, training provided in the past three years and structured assessments of competence, based on which recommendations have been developed.

The preparation and publication of this report was supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz: BfN) as a component of the project ‘Capacity Building Plans for Efficient Protected Area Management in Eastern Europe’ (Number: Z1.3-544 11-63/12 (FKZ: 3512 82 1800)).

The report is available for download at the end of the article.

Capacity building initiatives/projects

2009-2013, “Improving coverage and management effectiveness of the Protected Area system”, UNDP/GEF

About the project:

During the project, a training programme  on ”Induction training in domain of Protected Areas” was developed and training courses delivered to the representatives of PA management authorities, Academia, and staff from scientific reserves and forest enterprises which have under their management Protected Areas. Since May 2013 the programme was included in the list of capacity building activities of Forest Agency Moldsilva.

For details about the project, click here.

For other initiatives in the field of capacity building for Protected Areas that should be included here, please write to us at (state within the subject of the message: Capacity Building Section – Moldova)