On the Russian territory of Pasvik Zapovednik, created in cooperation with Finland and Norway, held an international meeting dedicated to the Year of ecology in Russia, reports TASS.
The event was held at the newly opened, modern visitor centre. It was attended by officials from the Norwegian and Finnish parts of the reserve, representatives of the Federation Europark, Council of the Barents region (bear), officials of the Murmansk region and the surrounding provinces of Finland and Norway, the ecologists of the world Fund of the wild nature (WWF), their colleagues from Karelia and Moscow, and others.
The meeting was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the "Pasvik", delegates discussed implemented in the reserve projects.
The opening of the visitor centre took place in January of 2017 in Nikel, Murmansk region. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy, the special representative of the President on environmental issues, ecology and transport Sergey Ivanov and the Governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun.
The reserve was established for the preservation and study of pine forests in the far North of Europe, the vast swamps of the region and living in it waterfowl. The area of the reserve — more than 14 hectares.