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North Karelia Biosphere Reserve

Newletter

October Issue 1/2013

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BIOSPHERE RESERVE PROJECTS WERE REPRESENTED AT THE GREEN BELT CONFERENCE IN RUSSIA

KARLANDS (Sustainable Karelian Landscapes) and EET (Eco Efficient Tourism) projects took part at the Green Belt of Fennoscandia Conference in Russia 8-11 October. 

 

The Conference aimed to discuss the matters and work out solutions based on existing international documents and treaties (Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on the development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia, Convention on Biological Diversity, etc.)

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EET, KARLANDS, and MULTIEFFORTprojects are funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland

BIOSPHERE RESERVE SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS

North Karelia Biosphere Reserve is working with various projects and local based companies with an aim of sustainable regional development and key focus on improved wellbeing of local Karelians in addition to  nature .Some of the ongoing projects are:

 

 

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Sustainable Karelian Landscapes(KARLANDS) strives towards integrating landscape planning and monitoring, with a vision to bridge the use of natural resources (stone, metals, land, wood, animals and fish) with biodiversity maintenance and supporting sustainable recreational use of nature along the Finnish-Russian border.Read more

 

 

b. Eco Efficient Tourism

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The eco efficient tourism project (EET) aims at developing the quality of services along the blue road in Finland and Russia.

 

Photo: Infoboard in Ilomantsi

 

EET project will update information boards about local tourist services visible on the blue road in Russia and in Ilomantsi, help facilitate stop over sites as well as make aware to locals’ importance of eco efficiency of those areas. Waste management will be one of the key areas throughout the project period.

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    c. MULTIEFFORT

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Photo: Photos from seminar: Fire prevention in Karelian parts of Finland and Russia -27.9.2013, Ilomantsi

MULTIEFFORT(Multiple Eco-Friendly Forest Use) actions restore traditions in cultural services; maintaining old traditional uses of forest products and developing them in changing society, in addition to raising an interest to non-wood forest resources and values. Regulating services (prevention of forest fires, carbon sequestration, climate change mitigation) are also addressed by the project.

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        Marketing, Investments and Eco-Efficent Tourism SEMINAR

 20.-22.11.2013, ILOMANTSI, JOENSUU

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Date: 20-22 November 2013

Place: North Karelia region of Finland

Venue: To be mentioned after the seminar programme is finalized

Click here to download Programme 

The more detail information will updated on the Biosphere Reserve website www.kareliabiosphere.fi

 

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North Karelia Biosphere Reserve published a summer booklet

"Sustainable North Karelia" which included an article on EET Project.

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The newsletter (in Finnish language) was attached to the regional newspaper Karjalainen issue that came out on the 21.6.2013.Over 20,000 copies of the newsletter was distributed.Click here to Read or download the Newsletter. To learn how to make savings through eco efficiency, go from here

 

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OTHER ISSUES CONCERNING THE BIOSPHERE RESERVE

-Whats a Biospere Reserve?

-Biosphere Reserve Network and its benefits

-Man and Biosphere Programme

-UNESCO

-Eco efficiency

-Projects by BR

-Join the Network

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Photos on this page:
Timo J Hokkanen
Daisy L Silvennoinen
Maxim Trishkin