The Azov-Black Sea coastline is a highly important migration corridor, providing a stopover for 8 million birds twice a year, as they travel between breeding sites in Eurasia and wintering grounds in Africa and the Middle East. This coastline supports more than 10,000 species of flora and fauna, but over the last 70 years the resilience and biodiversity of its land and aquatic ecosystems have deteriorated due to substantial human pressures.

This project lays the groundwork for large-scale restoration to sustain the functionality of the Azov-Black Sea eco-corridor, through connectivity assessment, stakeholder engagement and development of a political framework for its protection.