International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS)

Mezdunarodnyj Fond Spasenija Arala (MFSA)

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26 Mar 1993, Kzyl-Orda (Kazakhstan), taking over activities of Interstate Council of the Central Asia States on the Aral Sea Basin Problems, following decision of Heads of State of 5 Central Asian nations, Mar 1993, Tashkent (Uzbekistan). In English also referred to as International Aral Sea Rehabilitation Fund.


Overcome the ecological crisis and improve the socio-economic situation in the Aral Sea basin.

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Finances and credits joint interstate ecological and scientific-practical programmes and projects, focused on saving the Aral Sea and improving the ecological and sanitary conditions in the whole area. Finances joint fundamental and applied research activities and technological development for restoration of ecological balance, rational use of natural resources and environmental protection. Organizes workshops and other meetings. Includes: 'Executing Agency of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea for Implementation of the GEF and ASBP Projects', which runs the 'Water and Environmental Management in the Aral Sea Basin', consisting of 5 components: Water and Salt Management, with the Subcomponent Water Conservation Competition; Public Awareness; Dam and Reservoir Management; Transboundary Water Monitoring; Wetlands Restoration.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Oceanography
    • Seas
  • Geography
    • Ecology
  • Commerce
    • Funds
  • Societal Problems
    • Safety

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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