02/12/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/12/2020 09:41
Organized in the Kola Science Center RAS in Apatity, Murmansk, Russia on 20-24 April 2020, the Symposium will evaluate the success of the ongoing projects on ecological networking as well as identify factors and challenges affecting their progress.
Appreciation of the importance of the green corridors between nature conservation areas (protected natural territories) has been growing across the globe in recent years. The countries of Europe and the Caucasus successfully form the Emerald Pan-European Network of important sites protecting biodiversity, including the EC Network Nature-2000. In 2010, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia.
The Symposium will evaluate the success of the ongoing projects on ecological networking as well as identify factors and challenges affecting their progress. It aims to bring together stakeholders from the sectors of research, conservation, and industrial management as well as governmental policies, in order to increase mutual understanding and elaborate solutions for the possible conflicts of interests.
Preliminary topics for sessions:
Preliminary topics of round tables:
The main organizers of the event are Kola Science Center RAS, Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems of Kola Science Center RAS, Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden of Kola Science Center RAS, Institute of Geography RAS, Russian Geographical Society, Murmansk branch of Russian Botanical Society, and the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA).
For more details, see the attached information letter.
Federal Research Center 'Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences' has been a UArctic member since 2001.