Environmental Performance Reviews: Republic of Moldova

Third review

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The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of the Republic of Moldova. The review takes stock of the progress made by the Republic of Moldova in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2005 for the second time. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. This second EPR also covers 10 issues of importance to the country related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular agriculture, sustainable management and protection of water resources, waste management, climate change, and biodiversity and protected areas. The publication is aimed at officials and experts working for public authorities responsible for environmental policy, representatives of civil society, the business community, academia and the media.



Biodiversity and protected areas

Biodiversity trends in the Republic of Moldova are alarming for species groups for which there is available data (table 9.1). In comparison with 1990, the threat factor to all major animal species groups has increased, putting several species close to extinction in the country. Unfortunately, data are very fragmentary, e.g. for plant groups, only data on trends for lichens are currently available. Interestingly, the total number of species for lichens as well as for mammals seems to increase between 2005 and 2010, whereas for all other species groups (amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, birds, vascular plants and mushrooms) they remain constant.


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