April 22, 2020

Within the framework of the SGP GEF project entitled "Mitigating negative climate effects by abating the consequences of the bark beetle epidemics in Krasnopolsky district of Mogilev region" planted more than 1 million trees, which led to the mitigation of the negative effects of climate change and the elimination of the effects of epidemics of bark beetles and restored 160 hectares of land damaged by bark beetle and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the forest cover. 

A massive tree planting campaign was supported by 300 volunteers from the district administration, local residents and schoolchildren, volunteers, employees of the largest business and non-profit organizations in Belarus.  As a result, 100,000 trees were planted by volunteers in one day! Afforestation of land affected by the bark beetle will have a positive effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and restoring ecosystem functioning, returning degraded land to economic use with a sustainable environmental component. Planting forests will help improve the health of the local population, reduce environmental threats to life, and rational use of land resources in the Krasnopolsky district of the Mogilev region.

Created a nursery for growing seedlings and saplings of tree species for sustainable afforestation of land affected by the bark beetle. Purchased 90 kg of seeds of mixed forest cultures of invasive species for growing   3 000 000 thousand seedlings that are not susceptible to infection of the bark beetle. This will ensure the sustainability of the project and the ability to plant new trees in the affected areas until 2025.




Various drones, cameras and programs are being tested and identifed the best innovative monitoring methods and technologies that can reduce the threat of the occurrence of bark beetle.

Pheromone traps were purchased to determine the amount and type of bark beetle.

Established partnerships with 16 organizations from governmental bodies, NGOs, local communities and businesses from the UN Global Compact Network in Belarus.

The project received Partnership for Sustainability Award 2019 of the United Nations Global Compact in the nomination "Planet".