International and interregional connectivity of protected areas in the European North

Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences

November 13, 2017 – November 17, 2017

For quite many years now the work to establish the system of protected areas (PA) in the European North has been carried out in a systematic manner relying on existing interregional and intergovernmental agreements and arrangements. The backbone of this system is green belts (meridians) linking countries and regions of the European North. A momentous event was the signing on February 17, 2010 of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for the Development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia (GBF) between the Ministry of Environment of Norway, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Finland and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation. This document rendered a new impetus to the development of GBF per se and conservation work in general, which has been evidenced, among other things, by an increase in the number of international projects.

Considering the high interest that science, authorities and non-profit organizations have demonstrated for PA network development in the European North, it has been decided to organize a conference within the framework of the National Year of Protected Areas at the Karelian Research Centre RAS (Petrozavodsk) in November 2017. It was initiated by the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Republic of Karelia Ministry of Nature Use and Environment, Karelian Research Centre RAS (KarRC RAS).

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Posted: 2016-12-20
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