2012 / 02 / 21

ROO SPOK Publishes New Map of Karelia’s Specially Protected Natural Areas.

The Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK has drawn up a map of the republic’s Specially Protected Natural Areas. It includes all existing state scientific nature reserves, national parks, nature parks, natural areas, and natural monuments of both federal and regional significance, as well as health and fitness sites and the protected zones of the federal SPNAs located within Karelia as of January 1, 2012. In all, the map includes 147 sites.

To see the map, go to the ROO SPOK website (http://spok-karelia.ru/2012/02/news/2684/) or to the Karelia Forest Portal (http://www.forest-karelia.ru/?id=83).

The Karelia Forest Portal is an independent resource for information about Karelia’s forests. The portal was created by The Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK with a grant from the Small Projects Program (Matra/KAP) of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The project was aimed at preserving nature and guaranteeing the right of the people of the republic to a favorable environment by distributing reliable information about forest resources and informing citizens of their right to participate in forest management. The purpose of the Karelia Forest Portal is to collect and distribute information about the current state of the republic’s forests, problems within them, and the outlook for their development, as well as to inform citizens of their right to participate in forest management. The portal will organize open discussions on these topics and distribute information about the latest scientific research and practices in the areas of sustainable forest use and forest conservation.

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