Michael Succow Foundation
The Michael Succow Foundation (MSF) was established in 1999 as the first charitable conservation foundation under the Civil Code in the new federal states of Germany. 15 years after its establishment, the Succow Foundation has become a well-known and operational functioning nature conservation organization with a constantly increasing capacity, engaged in the development and protection of national parks and biosphere reserves in the transformational countries of the Eastern European and former Soviet Union countries.
MSF’s mission: preserve, sustain, cherish
- Wilderness: The remnants of pristine nature worldwide are preserved for all generations and spared from any human use
- Sustainable Use: In other sensitive ecosystems and landscapes, sustainable land-use systems have been established and provide inspiring examples for other areas
- Awareness Raising: Humans regain awe and appreciation for nature
MSF’s guiding idea…
… about our tasks
We preserve nature and elaborate concepts on sustainable use since we are convinced about conservation of nature for its intrinsic value but most of all for our own. We develop and shape the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and landscapes. We convey appreciation and knowledge about nature to motivate people and to preserve nature.
In the CADI target region, the foundation is involved for about 10 years and possesses networks with partners in politics, sciences, and civil society. The current focus of the foundation’s engagement in Central Asia was projected on protected area development, assessment of landscapes and their ecosystem functions, investigations in biological diversity and carbon sinks as well as political advisory.
Within CADI the Succow Foundation is to the largest extent involved in activities on protected areas and biodiversity preservation. Advice and accompany on Rio conventions and at the national political level as well as technical-methodological advice are tasks of Succow Foundation in equal terms.
CADI-Coordinator of the Michael Succow Foundation
jens.wunderlich [at] succow-stiftung.de
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Subregional Office for Central Asia
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is one of the leading institutions promoting sustainable agriculture, forestry, and fisheries and working for the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide.
As a specialized agency of the UN system, FAO has been providing its members with technical assistance, policy options, and knowledge in a broad range of topics – such as Conservation Agriculture, biodiversity, and integrated use of land and water resources.
CADI falls under one of FAO’s global strategic objectives: to make agriculture, forestry, and fisheries more productive and sustainable.
Within CADI, FAO will take the lead on implementing activities related to alternative and sustainable natural resource management. The focus of FAO activities is Uzbekistan.
In addition to its Subregional Office for Central Asia in Ankara, Turkey – with resident technical expertise in agriculture, forestry, livestock production, and land and water resources – FAO maintains a country office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This office will directly monitor and support project field sites.
FAO is supporting the countries of Central Asia on the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and Sustainable Land Management. This will be reflected in the second phase of the Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management (CACILM II), which will be conducted in parallel with CADI starting in 2017.
FAO Forestry Officer
Peter.Pechacek [at] fao.org
FAO CADI Coordinator in Uzbekistan
Nariman.Nishanov [at] fao.org
Brochure: FAO in Europe and Central Asia
Political Anchor Institutions
Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources
Mr. Magzum Mirzagaliyev
8 Mangilik El Street, “House of Ministries”
Republic of Kazakhstan
Committee on Forestry and Wildlife of Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources
Mr. Askhat Kainarbekov
Head of the Committee on Forestry and Wildlife
Phone: +7 7172 74-08-44
Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan (ACBK)
Within the scope of CADI, partner for the implementation of components of the project that are planned for Kazakhstan will be the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan (ACBK).
ACBK has been active in the field of nature protection in Kazakhstan for over 10 years. The focus lies in Kazakhstan, but ACBK has also been active at the international level (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan). In several projects, ACBK cooperates with neighboring countries. ACBK has extensive experience in the implementation of projects for biodiversity protection, especially in steppe and semi-desert ecosystems, which have been largely neglected during the Soviet era. Here, the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative should be mentioned, the project area covers the whole of central Kazakhstan and is aimed at the protection and restoration of natural ecosystems. It is foreseen to establish synergies with this project.
ACBK has frequently supported the government in preparing the designation of new protected areas, which led to a significant expansion of the network of protected areas, especially in Steppes.
CADI Coordinator of the ACBK
alyona.krivosheyeva [at] acbk.kz
Phone: +7 7014 199775
Political Anchor Institutions
Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of Turkmenistan
Division of Environment Protection and Hydrometeorology Department
Department of International Relations and Environment Programs
Head of the Department
Dr. Jumamurad Saparmuradov
Archabil Shayol, 92
saparmuradov [at] mail.ru
Tel.: +(99312) 44 78 03
shirinkarryeva.sk [at] gmail.com
Political Anchor Institutions
State Committee on Forestry of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Head of the State Committee on Forestry of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Mr. Nizomiddin Bakirov
Ul. Katartal, 4
Republic of Uzbekistan
Head of the Department for International Relations, Export and Ecotourism
Mr. Abduvokhid Zakhadullaev
miyon2001uz [at] mail.ru
Phone: +998 71 2732991