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Irrigation and Melioration

Abstract

This research aims to analyze ecosystem services in Lower Amudarya State Biosphere Reserve. This Biosphere Reserve aims to protect and restore landscapes, flora and fauna of tugai forests, including their rare species, to improve ecological condition and sustainably use natural resources and to study natural processes, and promote environmental education, training and awareness. The ecosystems in the Lower Amudarya State Biosphere Reserve provide different ecosystem services to different stakeholders. Nowadays the ecosystem services of the Lower Amudarya State Biosphere Reserve is not fully studied and no information exist on zones. This primarily is due to the increase of water scarcity in the lower part of Amudarya river leads to degradation of tugai forests and biodiversity, increase of desertification and salinity of the territory. In this article there are four different types of ecosystem services are identified and analyzed by existing different zones of the Lower Amudarya State Biosphere Reserve.

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