Map / Ukraine

Welcome! Here you will find information about Ukraine regarding:

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

Protected Areas management

The total protected area is 5.4% of the Ukrainian territory (3,268,000 ha).

Some of the Protected Areas have administrations (Nature reserves, Biosphere reserves, National Nature Parks, Regional Landscape Parks), but most of them are managed by land owners/users.

The State Agency of Forest Resources (SAFR), the Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP) and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) are national institutions that supervise Protected Areas administrations in Ukraine.

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. Ukraine” is based on a survey that has been filled in by the staff employed in the national Protected Area management system of Ukraine 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 will be available for download as soon as possible.

Relevant projects for the field of capacity building

2012 – 2013, Project “Building capacity for biodiversity conservation in Ukraine: network and training support”, Ecoclub Green Wave and the American Museum of Natural History in New York

About the project:

The project aimed to create and disseminate a comprehensive set of teaching and learning materials in biodiversity conservation to support training for graduate and undergraduate students at university levels, for Protected Areas staff, and for the business sector.

For details about the project, click here.

2007 – 2012, Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resoures in the Ukraine Carpathians, WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme

About the project:

Among other activities, the project focuses on capacity building for Protected Area administrations, NGOs, local communities and stakeholders in the project focal areas and initiating a number of sustainable local development activities, including sustainable forestry and tourism, that can demonstrate and deliver socio-economic benefits for local people while maintaining and even enhancing the rich biological diversity of the region.

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 – Ukraine)