The aim of the conference is to discuss the most important results of and challenges in the activities of strict nature reserves and national parks in Russia and adjacent countries, as well as of regional-level protected areas.  

- Promoting international and interregional cooperation with view to establishment of a sustainable PA system in the North of Europe
- Study and conservation of typical and unique nature units in PAs
- Issues of monitoring and restoration of disturbed natural complexes in PAs
- Study and conservation of cultural heritage in PAs
- Environmental education and tourism development in PAs
- Application of modern information technologies (Internet, GIS, databases, etc.) in nature conservation activities

Proceedings shall be printed before the conference. Papers to be published must be submitted before April 11, 201.

Participation in the conference requires a conference fee of RUR 500, to cover printing costs and services during the conference sessions. For university and doctorate students, and young scientists (under 35 years) the conference fee is RUR 300. Payment shall be done upon arrival in Petrozavodsk, in the book-keeping department of Vodlozersky National Park. Field excursions will be organized for participants. 

For further information about the application process and information regarding paper submission, please contact:

Elena Belousova

Conference Secretariat:
185002, Vodlozersky National Park
Parkovaya St. 44
tel/fax. +7-8142-764379