BPAN project news

  • В пинежских пещерах гостям заповедника даже удалось познакомиться с одним из его постоянных обитателей – северным кожанком. Фото: Денис Добрынин
    Press tour on nature protection attracted journalists to Arkhangelsk Region
    A press tour with the headline ”Barents Region - Nature has no borders” took place in Arkhangelsk Region on September 16-18. The tour was organized by the Barents office of WWF-Russia and the Finnish Environmeltal Institute (SYKE) as a part of the BPAN project. The aim of the press tour was to present current problems of protecting the boreal and Arctic nature of the Barents Region. The part...
  • Хям-ручей, Фото: Евгений Вишневский
    New protected areas established in Murmansk Region
    In the end of 2013 four new nature monuments were established in Murmansk Region: Nature Monuments of Irin-Gora (Irin Mountain), Khyam-Ruchey (Khyam Brook), "Klyuchevoe boloto Turego poluostrova" (Spring fen on the Tury Peninsula) and “Lishayniki starovozrastnyh lesov poberezhya Belogo morya” (Lichens of olg-growth forest on White Sea shore). Irin-Gora Nature Monument is located in the dist...
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    Environment and climate change in the core of the Finnish chairmanship in BEAC
    Finland followed Norway as chairman of the intergovernmental Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) in October 2013. The motto of the Finnish BEAC chairmanship 2013 - 2015 is dynamic, inclusive and sustainable development of the Barents region. Finnish chairmanship has three priority areas: economic cooperation including transport and logistics, environment and climate change, and youth cooperation. ...
  • Final seminar participants
    Implementation of the BPAN project in years 2011-2014 was presented and discussed in a seminar in Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre
    The final results achieved in the Barents Protected Area Network BPAN project in 2011-2014 were presented and discussed on 10 June 2014 in a seminar in Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre just next to the Nuuksio National Park, Finland. The seminar was organized by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services and the Ministry of the Environment of Finland. ...
  • Эксперты-участники семинара у визит-центра «Губа Лиминка». Фото: Анна Кухмонен
    Utilization of the BPAN results was discussed in a Finnish stakeholder workshop in Liminganlahti
    The BPAN project has analyzed and evaluated protected area network in the Barents Region and produced unified information across the borders. These results and recommendations and their utilization in nature conservation planning in Finland were discussed in a stakeholder workshop on 21–22 May in Liminka Bay Visitor Centre, Liminganlahti, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. BPAN project was presented ...

Barents regional nature conservation news

  • Rohkunborri National Park (Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, bjornfree.com)
    National parks protect unique nature in Norway
    Network of protected areas is constantly developing in the Barents Region as nature conservation areas are being established. Protected areas are the one most important tools to secure biodiversity especially as exploitation of natural resources and climate change are threatening the vulnerable northern nature. The positive development is visible also in Norway where two national parks have bee...
  • Signing the agreement. (Photo: Press service of the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region)
    The Government of the Arkhangelsk Region and WWF Russia signed an agreement on environmental cooperation
    The document will form the basis for cooperation to develop the network of protected areas, conservation and sustainable use of forests and protection of rare species. WWF Russia hopes that the agreement will, in the very near future, promote the establishment of a new protected area; a landscape reserve in the intact forest between the Northern Dvina and Pinega Rives. WWF Russia has been worki...
  • Gridino reserve in the Republic of Karelia. (Photo: Ekaterina Polevaya)
    New protected areas in the Republic of Karelia
    In 2013, two new regional protected areas were established in the Republic of Karelia: Gridino complex reserve (zakaznik) and Kumi-Porog nature monument. The regional nature monument Kumi-porog is situated in the Kalevalsky municipality, covering 3 475 hectares of natural area surrounding the Voynitsa River and waterfalls Kumi, Dyrkino and Tuhko. It represents ecologically as well recreationall...
  • Landscape in the Onega Pomorye National Park (Photo: Antonina Kuliasova)
    WWF organized expedition to the Onega Pomorye National Park
    WWF organized an expedition in the newly established National Park Onega Pomorye, Arkhangelsk Region, from July 29 to August 8. Members of the expedition were environmental scientists and experts from Russia (Arkhangelsk, Vologda, St. Petersburg), and Norway. Within 10 days, they studied the natural values of the area and consulted with the residents of Pomorian villages. "The sites are simp...
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    Gap analysis in northwest Russia available in English
    Northwest Russia still boasts huge, intact forest and mire landscapes that have, when it comes to size and biodiversity, no match in Europe. Currently many of these areas have no protection status. Thus, they are decreasing and becoming increasingly fragmented due to logging and other human activities. Atlas of high conservation value areas, and analysis of gaps and representativeness of the pr...