The first day of the All-Russian board of directors of national nature reserves and national parks is finished in Vladivostok
The meeting was opened by Dmitriy Belanovich - Director of the Department of State Policy and regulation in the sphere of environmental protection of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia.
Then the floor was given to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy, his speech was devoted to the priorities of the Ministry in nature conservation.
Also the Minister awarded medals «For merits in nature protecting» to several participants of the board. The director of Polistovsky National Nature Reserve Mikhail Yablokov was one of the recipients of this reward.
A report of Vsevolod Stepanitsky - Deputy Director of the Department of the State Policy and Regulation in the sphere of environmental protection was presented at the plenary session «Current status and the implementation of the Concept of development of federal protected areas for the period up to 2020». The theme of the report was the development of national nature reserves and national parks in Russia at the present stage. During the speech he highlighted the most significant achievements in the work of some protected areas. Successes of Polistovsky Reserve in the development of eco-tourism, the creation of modern infrastructure and the visitor center, and effective work with volunteers have been marked repeatedly in this presentation.
Different problems and prospects of the protection of biological resources in protected areas, research and monitoring in the reserves and national parks were discussed at the plenary session, also participants spoke about issues of international cooperation and about formation of a public support for protected areas. At the end of the day, there was a round table dedicated to the development of volunteering in protected areas.
Tomorrow the meeting of directors will continue. There will be a plenary session devoted to the plans and prospects of the protected system. At the plenary the Director of Polistovsky National Nature Reserve Mikhail Yablokov will make a presentation «Сognitive tourism in the reserve: how to start?», which tells about the successful experience of the reserve in the development of ecotourism. Also there will be some thematic sections, aimed at discussion of the various activities of PAs.
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