CEOBS: Ukraine Environmental Briefing


This headline is brought to you by the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) which works to support resilience and recovery in global communities affected by war and conflict.

(CEOBS) The conflict in Ukraine has caused extensive ecological damage, impacting biodiversity and protected areas. Ukraine, with 35% of Europe's biodiversity, faces challenges in protecting its diverse ecosystems. The conflict has damaged important nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and landscape parks. Around 2,000 protected areas have been temporarily or permanently occupied, affecting ecosystems and conservation efforts. The destruction of water infrastructure, landscape fires, and military activities further threaten the environment.

The need for mine clearance, restoration of protected areas, and a nature-positive recovery strategy is emphasized. The militarization of Dzharylhach National Nature Park exemplifies the ecological consequences, with the area turned into a military training ground, resulting in habitat destruction, pollution, and wildfires. Efforts are urged to prioritize nature in recovery policies and engage the public in sustainable conservation strategies.

Read More

Back to Top

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Related Articles