2018-2019: The project of the forest conservation on the coastal areas of the Finnish Gulf
During the Finnish-Russian project, the forests on Baltic Sea coastline and islands between Helsinki and St. Petersburg are studied. The conservation of the valuable, but unprotected / poorly protected forests is improved through protectied area proposals, proposals for improvement of the management of the protected areas and negotiations with the environmental authorities.
The coastal forests of the Finnish Gulf on the project territory are studied by the aerial photos and existing data. The most valuable, but poorly protected areas are studied during the cross-border field inventories. The inventories are carried out by Finnish and Russian experts in forest conservation.
In 2018 the coastal forests of the whole project territory are studied. In 2019 one or two valuable, but poorly protected coastal forests are chosen in both countries. These areas are studied more carefully and protected area proposals and proposals for the protection improvement are created. The improvement of the protection is negotiated with authorities and land owners.
”Improving the nature protection on the Finnish Gulf valuable coastal areas” is a two-year project, financed by the Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation. The project is lead by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and the main project partner is NGO Neo Eco Project from Russia.