Sakhalin Energy commemorate the World Wetlands Day

Sakhalin Energy joints the World Wetlands Day celebrating worldwide on 2 February. The company pays an increased attention to conservation of these fragile ecosystems crossed by the Sakhlin-2 project pipelines.

The company monitors recovery of wetlands within the onshore pipelines’ right-of-way, and conservation of such lands at areas adjacent to the right-of-way. The annual monitoring shows that the areas of bogs that have been disturbed by construction activities are gradually returning to their original state. The unique location of the protected orchid Pogonia Japonica was discovered on Sakhalin in 2010 within the company’s monitoring programme.

The monitoring of two protected bird species, Aleutian Tern and Sakhalin Dunlin, during their mass nesting at Chayvo Spit, shows that the company’s facilities have no negative impact on wetlands within that territory.

The Environmental Monitoring Programme includes the study of the Company's actual or potential impact on the environment. This enables to receive objective feedback, identify risks, take corrective measures, and assess their effectiveness.

Recently, Sakhalin Energy has taken the first place in the environment responsibility ranking among the oil and gas companies of Russia in 2016, being the leader in all criteria: environmental management, environmental impact and the level of transparency. It is especially important to the company taking onto account the 2017 if the Year of Ecology in Russia.

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World Wetland Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. The objective of the Convention is the conservation of wetlands of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. The World Wetlands Day was celebrated for the first time in 1997.

Sakhalin Dunlin at the wetland

2 February 2017