Prots Bogdan. Waste and resource management in connection to nature protection.


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Prots Bogdan. Waste and resource management in connection to nature protection.

  1. 1. Waste and resource management inconnection to nature protection Bohdan Prots WWF Danube Carpathian Programme
  2. 2. WWF’s Missionto build a future in which people live in harmony withnature.To achieve this mission, we will work to:conserve biodiversityreduce humanity’s ecological footprint; and ensure thesustainable use of natural resources to support current andfuture generations. 12 October 2012 - 2
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  4. 4. Developing of WWF-Central Eastern Europe (WWF-CEE) from global to regional network Austria Czech Republic Slovakia HungaryPop: 8.4 million Pop: 10.1 million Pop: 5.4 million Pop: 9.9 millionGDP (PPP): $332 billion (2010) GDP (PPP): $261.3 billion (2010) GDP (PPP): $120.2 billion (2010) GDP (PPP): $187.6 billion (2010)GDP/capita: $40,400 (2010) GDP/capita: $25,600 (2010) GDP/capita: $22,000 (2010) GDP/capita: $18,800 (2010) Ukraine Pop: 45.1 million GDP (PPP): $305.2 billion (2010) GDP/capita: $6,700 (2010) Moldova Pop: 4.3 million GDP (PPP): $10.99 billion (2010) GDP/capita:$2,500 (2010) Slovenia Serbia Bulgaria RomaniaPop: 2 million Pop: 7.3 million Pop: 7 million Pop: 21.9 millionGDP (PPP): $56.58 billion (2010) GDP (PPP): $80.1 billion (2010) GDP(PPP): $96.78 billion (2010) GDP(PPP): $254.2 billion (2010)GDP/capita: $28,200 (2010) GDP/capita: $10,900 (2010) GDP/capita:$13,500 (2010) GDP/capita: $11,600 (2010)
  5. 5. We look forward to working with you. Over 170 people of staff! The WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme gratefully acknowledges funding support from the European Commission. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of WWF and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.Visit us:, /bulgaria, /romania, /serbia, /ukraine,,,,
  6. 6. In 2007, the Footprint exceeded the Earth’s biocapacity by 50%
  7. 7. Where are the Impacts? We are living beyond our means… gy teod s el l as Ho er avFo W En Tr
  8. 8. Worrying trendsSince 1970, 60% decline in the tropical Living Planet Index
  9. 9. ‘It takes a new way of thinking to solve the problems that we created by the old way of thinking’
  10. 10. Use less, waste less…WWF CLIMATE GROUPenergy saving campaign © iStockphoto
  11. 11. EU phosphates banpaying off for the Danube © iStockphoto
  12. 12. Celebrities join2,200 people toclean Bulgaria’sNature Parks. © WWF
  13. 13. Bulgarian parks day
  14. 14. EU Resource EfficiencyDirective
  15. 15. More Business, More Jobs, More Nature Nowadays the nature protection cannot be effective without sustainable businessThese treasures present the region’s competitive advantage anda unique opportunity for the region’s development.Some of the opportunities are obvious, and some can draw oncenturies of previous experience, though with a modern twist.
  16. 16. Protected areasA bonanza of protected areas in UkraineIn Ukraine, 29 protected areas were established over the course of2009, increasing national coverage to 669,000 ha, or some 5.5% ofthe national territory. Additional areas were protected by regionalgovernments, including valuable riverine forests in northwesternUkraine, the “jungles” of Transcarpathia, which have been a long-standing focus for WWF’s protection efforts.
  17. 17. Continue loss of biodiversity despite number of Pas increases, doing too less,we need to double % of PAs in UA Carpathians
  18. 18. Green CarpathiansThe Carpathian Mountains areEurope’s last great wildernessarea – a bastion for largecarnivores, with over half of thecontinent’s populations ofbears, wolves and lynx, andhome to the greatest remainingreserves of old growth forestsoutside of Russia. © WWF DCPO
  19. 19. Plastic bottles pollution as a serious threat for nature Starts from UA Carpathian mountains (Tereblya river bank)
  20. 20. Spreads through Tisza to the Ukrainian-Hungarian Border
  21. 21. Creates plastic debris in riverine forests near Chop(Regional Landscape Park “Prytysianskyi”)
  22. 22. Stopped in Tokaj, Hungary
  23. 23. Sound of plastic in a hot day…Did you hear that?Accumulation of plastic in natural habitats is raising
  24. 24. Strong impact of garbage pollution in natural habitats on rare biodiversity15 years of monitoring Biodiversity hotspots Garbage polluted area Significant loss of biodiversity
  25. 25. Situation in UA Carpathians• Mountain villages of UA Carpathians have got no effective system of garbage collection and sorting; garbage continue to accumulate wildly in natural ecosystems (mainly along rivers).• One time garbage collection actions are useful but not effective till the system is introduced (Rachiv, Bukovel)• Protected area can not be fully functional till area is clean, tourists does not like to have recreation in polluted environment, UA tourism industry loosing the customers each day;• Old way of thinking effects the garbage sorting (water will wash away), still more people, which neglects than people than cares; economic situation effects people and their behavior in relation to nature (Krushelnytsia case)• Land ownership problems for mountain river areas (rivers belongs to nobody?)• Touristic paths should not have the garbage bins but must be strongly supported on carrying garbage with them and putting into final destination bin (impact large carnivores etc)
  26. 26. Steps needed•Economic government support for mountain villages ongarbage sorting as emergency need; introduction for eachvillage separate system but within regional framework•Introduction in management plans of Pas themanagement of plastic; using new conservationmanagement approaches like participative management(garbage is a part of agreement);•Law enforcement on land/garbage and awareness raisingimprovement on garbage sorting;•Introduction of regional waste sorting plants for touristdestination areas as first step 12 October 2012 - 27
  27. 27. Thank you very much!