The current management of Bereketli Garagum Nature Reserve was evaluated as part of a workshop in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). The assessment will serve as a basis for developing appropriate measures to improve the functioning of the protected area within the CADI project. It was the first assessment of the 2013 established desert reserve.

Participants of the seminar used the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) method. Nigel Dudley, one of the developers of the METT method, moderated the workshop

Representatives from the government and different nature reserves as well as scientists took part in the event.