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AAC Annual Allowable Cut
ABAR Aginsky Bureyatski Autonomous Region ( from 2008 part of Zabaikalsky Province)
ABWMA Amur Basin Water Management Authority
ADB Asian Development Bank
AHEC Amur-Heilong Ecoregion
AHGB Amur-Heilong Green Belt
ARBCC Amur River Basin Coordination Committee on Sustainable Development
ARIM (IMAR) Innner Mongolia Autonomous Region
BOD Biochemical oxygen demand
CAP Conservation Action Plan
CBD Convention on Biodiversity
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
COD Chemical oxygen demand
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CSP Country Strategy Program
CTEC Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation
DIPA Dauria International Protected Area
EA Executing Agency
EAP Evreiskaya Autonomous Province
ECAPRFE Ecoregional Conservation Action Plan for the Russian Far East Ecoregional Complex
EIA Environmental impact assessment
EIA Environmental Investigation Agency
EMP Environmental monitoring plan
EPB Environmental Protection Bureau
EPT Environmental Policy and Technology Project (funded by USAID)
ERBC Ecoregion-based conservation
FAO Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
FDHP Forestry Department of Heilongjiang Province
FEBRAS Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
FLEP Federal Law of Environmental Protection (Russia)
FSC Forest Stewardship Council
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GEF-PDF Global Environment Facility-Project Development Fund
GFTN Global Forest and Trade Network
GIS Geographic information system
GOC Government of China
GPS Global positioning system
HCVF(s) High Conservation Value Forest(s)
HDRC Heilongjiang Development & Reform Commission
HEPB Heilongjiang Environmental Protection Bureau
HFB Heilongjiang Forestry Bureau, presently Forestry department of Heilongjiang Province
HFD Heilongjiang Financial Department
HLJ Heilongjiang Province of China
HPG Heilongjiang Provincial Government
IBA Important Bird Areas
ISAR Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia
ISC Institute for Sustainable Communities
IRBM Integrated River Basin Management
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources; now World Conservation Union
IWEP Institute of  Water and Environmental Problems (Khabarovsk)
JAP Jewish Autonomous Province
masl meters above sea level
MoA (China’s) Ministry of Agriculture
MONE Ministry of Nature and Environment (Mongolia)
MNR Ministry of Natural Resources (Russia, at federal level)
MNRU Ministry of Natural Resource Use (Russia, at province level)
MWR (China’s) Ministry of Water Resources
NEC Northeast China (refers to Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning provinces and Eastern part of Inner Mongolia.)
NGO(s) Non-Government Organization(s)
NR Nature Reserve
NNR National Nature Reserve
NRNNR Naoli River National Nature Reserve
NTFP Non-timber forest products
NWCAP National Wetland Conservation Action Plan
OECF Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (Japan)
PA(s) Protected Area(s)
PERC Pacific Resource and Environment Center
PRC People’s Republic of China
RAS Russian Academy of Sciences
RF Russian Federation
RFE Russian Far East
RFE ECAP Ecoregion Conservation Action Plan for Russian Far East Ecoregional Complex (ECAP RFE-2003)
RMB Reminbi (Chinese currency also known as Yuan)
RWE round-wood equivalent
ROLL Replication of Lessons Learned (grants program funded by USAID)
SAPROF Special Assistance for Project Formation (Integrated Agriculture Development Project for State Farms in Heilongjiang Province)
SCFNR Service for Control in the Field of Natural Resources
SDRC State Development and Reform Commission
SEPA State Environmental Protection Administration
SEU Amur Socio-Ecological Union
SFA State Forestry Administration
SNTEC Service for Nuclear, Technological and Environmental Control
SOE(s) State-owned enterprise(s)
SPNA System of Protected Nature Areas
SWRC Song-Liao Water Resource Commission
TA Technical assistance
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Enironment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USD Unites States Dollars
VOOP All Russian Society for Nature Conservation
WB World Bank
WCS Wildlife Conservation Society
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature
WWF-RFE World Wide Fund for Nature Russian Far East
(from 2007 – WWF Russia –Amur Branch)



Amur-Heilong on the Globe

Basemap of Amur Heilong River basin

Topography of Amur Heilong River basin

Political divisions



Introductory tour of Amur basin



Amur-Heilong Natural  Heritage



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Guidance from compiler


Amur-Heilong River Basin at a glance

Table on Amur comparison with other basins

Natural and Cultural  Heritage of Amur

Guide to environmental information sources

Useful links on Amur-Heilong River Basin issues

Amur-Heilong River Basin Reader – link to full PDF and References




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