+++ 15-21 September 2019. In the course of a DAAD East-West-Dialogue project (with
Ukrainian, Moldovan and Romanian partners), Centre staff, students from Ukraine, Moldova and Germany as well as partners, experts and practitioners from several biosphere reserves in Ukraine, Moldova
and Romania met for the first time in Moldova.
Hosted by the Moldovan State University, the group visited the first Moldovan biosphere
reserve in the Lower Prut region, which was established in 2018.
The students group worked in tri-national teams on this real life case study, using the
Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation methodology. The experts group visited an area of the eastern fringe of European Beech distribution, the ‘Land of Beech’ protected area north of