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December 2, 2014

IntellGreenBelt project has lately been presented at several large events

The project results were presented to a young audience in the 6th Youth Economic Forum. This year the forum theme was sustainable development. The talk Formation of sustainable natural resources (example of the international project "IntellGreenBelt)" was given in the session Sustainable Development of Regions on November 13th, 2014. The forum participants were especially interested in hearing about the tangible outputs related to information support to the project target groups (hunters, fishermen, tourists) and about the implementation of infrastructure-building pilots.



Another big event where the project results were presented was the Green Belt of Fennoscandia Dialogue Forum in Kuusamo, Finland on November 18-20. Over 70 experts from Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Germany took part in the Forum. The event was organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Finland.



The project team took an active part in the Forum. The Lead Partner (Karelian Research Centre) was represented by A. Titov, N. Mikhailova, A. Vasilieva, O. Kislova, the Institute of Biology by O. Kuznetsov, N. Ilmast, Kostomukshsky Strict Nature Reserve by V. Ipatova, O. Shakleina, Finnish Environment Institute by R. Heikkilä, and Republic of Karelia Regional Protected Areas Directorate by D. Maksimov.

A talk on the project (Using the natural resources and the historical and cultural heritage of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia for its sustainable development) was given at one of the Forum best practice sessions. Information about the project progress and results so far was presented.

The Forum participants had a chance to visit the Oulanka National Park, take part in theme group discussions of proposals for the Green Belt of Fennoscandia development strategy, and attend a poster session. A thematic session devoted to the development of joint projects was organized on the last day of the Forum.

For more detailed information please visit the Finnish Ministry of the Environment website, and the European Green Belt website

After the Forum, the project leader and project manager visited the site in the Muezersky District where small infrastructure is being built for hunters, fishermen and tourists. Most of the structures are already in place (pavilion shelter, lean-to roof, water access point, toilet, wildlife watching towers, etc.). Construction of the log cabin for hunters and fishermen is underway and expected to be completed by the end of the year.




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in English in Russian Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Karelia Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Forest Research Institute of KarRC of RAS Institute of Biology of KarRC of RASKarelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences Administration of Muezersky Municipal District Kostomukshsky Strict Nature Reserve Directorate of regional protected areas of the Republic of Karelia Joensuu office; Future Missions Oy (non profit company)