BPAN Project news

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    Workshop on high conservation value forests and forest ecosystem connectivity
    Västerbotten County Administrative Board hosted a pre-Christmas workshop on high conservation value (HCV) forests and forest ecosystem connectivity on 17 December in Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden. In the workshop 20 nature conservation experts from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia discussed the information on high conservation value forests in the Barents Region. Director Mats-Rune Bergström...
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    BPAN as a nature conservation showcase in the IUCN Forum
    BPAN Project was present at the 2015 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North & Central Asia as a showcase success from the Barents Region on 14th Dec, 2015 in Helsinki. BPAN exhibition got a lot of positive attention in the exhibition area of the Forum. The Forum was held at the Main Building of the University of Helsinki. Special interest for the project was shown by the pre...
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    Barents Environment Ministers welcomed the 2nd phase of the BPAN
    The Barents Environment Ministers' meeting was held on 24-25 November 2015 in Sortavala, in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. BPAN Project was presented there by Henna Haapala (Ministry of the Environment, Finland) together with the Green Belt of Fennoscandia. Barents - nature has no borders -exhibition was also presented in the meeting. The Environment Ministers noted the successful complet...
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    Russian planned protected areas in spotlight
    Did you know that one of the last herds of the endangered wild forest reindeer can be found in the planned Dvina-Pinega Landscape Reserve in the Arkhangelsk region? Or that in the Kola Peninsula there are several areas critical for the ecological balance of the region, such as old-growth forests and large mire complexes, spring fens and slope bogs, coastal meadows, mountain tundra, ravines and roc...
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    Barents Region from Space
    A series of satellite images representing the nature of the Barents Region and the threats posed to it has been recently published by the BPAN project. The imaginary reveals the diversity of northern natural ecosystems from Arctic tundra and seashores to boreal forests and mires. Some of the images represent the most valuable and unique habitats in the region. The various threats, such as clear...

Barents regional nature conservation news

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    New national park to the Barents Region in 2017
    Finland will establish a new national park to Hossa situating in Suomussalmi municipality in Kainuu region. The new Hossa National Park in Kainuu, Finland will be established to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence. The nature in Hossa is very diverse. In the area there are three main waterways meeting and over 100 of clear-watered lakes and ponds. Also considerable amount of mire...
    Large undisturbed forest areas protected in the Arkhangelsk Region
    The Uftyugo-Ileshsky Landscape Reserve in the Arkhangelsk Region has now been officially established after several years of planning. The BPAN project has supported the establishment of this new protected area which safeguards the intact forest landscape and several red-listed species. The news on the approval of the decree on the establishment of the landscape reserve of regional significa...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...