Report on the implementation of the project "Phyto-forestry reclamation of the drained bottom of the Aral Sea in the Kyzylorda region"
On December 28, 2016, the Committee for Forestry and Wildlife of the Ministry of Agriculture, KF "Fund for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan" and the Forestry Service of the Republic of Korea signed an Agreement on cooperation on the implementation of a grant project for phyto-forestry reclamation of the drained bottom of the Aral Sea in the Kyzylorda region.
Within the framework of the project, an analysis of all the work performed on phyto-forest melioration was carried out, as well as a review of the existing experience in creating plantings, the previously surveyed areas of the boundaries of sites suitable for carrying out phyto-forest reclamation activities on them were clarified using cartographic materials, planting schemes, species composition and agricultural techniques for creating forest crops were recommended.
A working draft has been developed.
A special tractor trailer PTS-6.5 - 2 units, a tractor Belarus-1221.2 - 2 units, UAZ 390995 vehicles - 2 units, PLT-200 plows with a slot-cutter - 2 units, residential trailers - 2 units were purchased for the Aral and Kazaly forestry enterprises. units, UAZ car –390 945-520 - 2 units, UAZ car 236321-470 + BDIF for the Regional Territory. inspection of LH and ZhM of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Work has been done to prepare the soil for planting in spring and autumn.
The planting of black saxaul seedlings was carried out on the territory of 13 300 hectares, including the addition of plantings of previous years on the area of 1400 hectares.
Researchers from the University of Korea collected soil samples from the planting areas of 1990-2017 to further study the effect of soil properties on the growth and survival of saxaul.
A training course (training) on the topic "Lessons learned from the experience of the Republic of Korea in the field of reforestation" was conducted, which was attended by ten representatives of various organizations of the country's forestry sector.
An international seminar was held on the theme: "Combating desertification in the restoration of degraded lands" with the participation of representatives from Korea, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, and Mongolia.
The purpose of the seminar was to promote international cooperation and exchange of experience in combating desertification and restoring degraded lands.
Based on the research work of the Korea Institute, a brochure was published in 3 languages for users.
As a result of the project, information coverage was provided in the media.
Within the framework of the project, as agreed by the Korean Forest Service, an internal project “Carbon deposition by artificial saxaul ecosystems of the dried Aral Sea bottom” was prepared and validated. Based on the results of which, the amount of carbon sequestration produced by plantings within the project will be calculated.