2012 / 06 / 13 Comments (0)

ROO SPOK Presents Documentary Film on Scandinavian Forest Use.

On December 13, in Petrozavodsk, the Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK presented the documentary, Intensive Forest Use in Scandinavia, which was filmed by its staff during an expedition to the forests of northern Sweden and Finland. Read more… »

2012 / 06 / 09 Comments (0)

Tourist rest area in Zaozersky nature reserve equipped by Karelian region public organization SPOK.

The Karelian regional public organization SPOK has finished equipping a tourist rest area in the zakaznik Zaozersky, which is regionally significant, located on the outskirts of Petrozavodsk. Read more… »

2012 / 06 / 05 Comments (0)

ROO SPOK Analyzes Changes to Karelia’s Land Use Plan.

The Land Use Plan of the Republic of Karelia (LUP RK) was approved by Resolution No. 102-P of the Government of the Republic of Karelia Dated June 6, 2007. Changes were made to the LUP RK in Resolution No. 89-P of the Government of the Republic of Karelia Dated March 22, 2012. Read more… »

2012 / 05 / 21 Comments (0)

Karelia Forest Portal Wins 2012 Award from Republic’s Journalists Union.

The ceremony for the winners of the annual awards from the Karelia Journalists Union was held on May 21 at the Expocenter in Petrozavodsk. Read more… »

2012 / 05 / 15 Comments (0)

ZAO Zapkarelles’ FSC Certificate Revoked.

One of the leading timber companies in Karelia, ZAO Zapkarelles, has lost its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management and chain-of-custody certificates. Read more… »

2012 / 04 / 26 Comments (0)

Swedish Ecologists Demand IKEA and Swedwood Stop Destroying Karelia’s Valuable Forests.

On April 26, the Swedish nature conservation organization Protect the Forest announced the start of a publicity campaign against the activities of the IKEA Group and a subsidiary that is logging in Karelia’s unique old-growth forests. (See their website at Protect the Forest for the complete announcement.) The ecologists are demanding an end to the destruction of valuable tracts of Karelia’s taiga. Read more… »

2012 / 03 / 23 Comments (0)

ROO SPOK Publishes Russia’s First Regional Map of Federal Forest Leaseholders.

On March 23 in Petrozavodsk, The Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK released a schematic map of the republic’s federal forest leaseholders. Read more… »

2012 / 02 / 21 Comments (0)

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. Read more… »

2012 / 02 / 15 Comments (0)

ROO SPOK Prepares New Map of Republic’s Intact Forests.

The Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK has drawn a new map of the republic’s intact forest lands. Read more… »

2012 / 02 / 15 Comments (0)

Petrozavodsk Protesters Demand Karelia Government Keeps All Planned SPNAs.

On February 15, the Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK organized a demonstration in Petrozavodsk to protect Karelia’s valuable forests. Read more… »