Specially protected territories in the Arctic will be increased on 15 million hectares
9:07 24 ноября 2018
Категории: News in English
According to the national project “Ecology” it is planned to expand the territory of the existing arctic specially protected natural territories on at least 15 million hectares. This was stated by the director of the information and analytical center for support of reserve management and studies Andrey Baryshnikov within the Arctic Days in Moscow.
Within the session “The Arctic – the territory for volunteering” the discussion was focused on four main areas: ecology, education, voluntary work and infrastructure development.
According to the head of the movement “Green Arctic” Aleksey Rudkovskiy, 52 hectares of land were cleaned on Beliy Island, and more than 120 tonnes of metal waste were collected. Within intensive cleaning of the territory the volunteers worked in four shifts — 90 people in each.
A deputy of the State Duma Vladimir Pushkaryov, who supervises the project “The future of the Arctic”, informed about the results of projects of the organization. 176 cleaning actions were organized with participation of 158 volunteers, what allowed eliminating 2803 cubic meters of waste in the Arctic zone.
The director of the information and analytical center for support of reserve management and studies Andrey Baryshnikov underlined significance of volunteer initiatives on specially protected natural territories.
“We know that in almost any national park or nature reserve there are people, who constantly come to these territories and want to bring benefit. One of the tasks of the Ministry of natural resources is to make volunteering on specially protected natural territories controllable and accessible for population, as Andrey Baryshnikov said.