Botanic Gardens Conservation International
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In Russia, BGCI has been training botanic garden staff in developing and implementing species recovery programmes, and published a handbook (click here to download the English version, here for Russian) providing methodological guidance on all aspects of species reintroductions and population reinforcement programmes.

Population reinforcement programmes have been carried out for two threatened and ecologically important steppe species (Stipa ucrainica and S.pulcherrima) in the Rostov region and for the rare Paeonia tenuifolia, Juniperus sabina and Iris pumila in the forest steppe of the Volga region.

See our Russia site (Russian and English) if you would like more details of our work in the region.