Border regions and nature

Venue: University of Eastern Finland, NATURA building, room N105; address:  Yliopistokatu 7

Session was organised in co-operation with Baltic Landscape -project, University of Eastern Finland and SYKE Joensuu office (a branch office of Finnish Environment Institute)



-    Green Belt approach in Nature conservation at border areas
-    Biosphere Reserves and Model forests as tools in managing landscapes
-    The role of border areas in nature protection and economy maintaining the border area communities


-    understanding the role of border areas  in nature conservation and local development
-    formulating proposals/starting new co-operation within the scope of the session



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Session chairperson:  Dr Raimo Heikkilä, SYKE (Finnish Environment Institute)


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keynote: The concept of Green Belts in Europe

Eugene Lopatin, Univ. Eastern Finland


The potential of Baltic Landscapes Network and transboundary cooperation as a new form of innovative landscape management. Dr Przemek Majewski, Silver Taiga Foundation,  Komi Republic, Russia


The International Model Forest Network Circumboreal Initiative. Johan Svensson, Swedish Agricultural University    


Creating the environmental framework of northern regions based on the concept of the Green Belt of

Fennoscandia. A.Titov, A. Kryshen, A. Gromtsev, Karelian Research Centre, Petrozavodsk


Biosphere reserves and Model forests as tools for landscape development. Dr Przemek Majevski, Silver Taiga Foundation


Approaches to clear-cut pattern detection and analysis in biosphere reserves of Finland and Latvia. Rendenieks, Z., E. Lopatin, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia, University of Eastern Finland


New approaches for innovative landscape management within Ilomantsi Model Forest. Eugene Lopatin, Sari Pitkanen, Lauri Sikanen


Estonian coastal landscapes: a unique part of the European Green Belt. Järv, H., K. Sepp, Estonia