At the conference in Sochi will discuss a century of the existence of reserves in Russia

На конференции в Сочи обсудят столетие существования заповедников в России

Experts from ten countries will discuss the results of the 100th anniversary of the existence of protected areas at the international conference “nature protection and Conservation. The end of the century,” which opens on Tuesday in Sochi, according to the Ministry of natural resources.

The event was organized by the Ministry of natural resources, environmental education centre “nature Reserves” and fgbu “the Caucasian biosphere reserve”. The conference, which will last three days, will start be held in Russia in 2017 Year of especially protected natural territories, declared by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

“The event will discuss the role of protected areas (PAS) in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage of the countries of the former Soviet Union. Great attention will be paid to the state management of nature reserves and national parks, their place and potential in the development of ecological tourism, as well as the current state and prospects of scientific research and ecological-educational activities on protected areas”, — stated in the message.

The conference will help to verify the vector of development of Russian protected areas with global trends, will give a new impetus to international cooperation in this field. In addition, it will be a meeting of the Expert Council on protected areas under the Ministry of natural resources.

The participants of the meeting in Sochi will be heads and specialists of 78 nature reserves and national parks of Russia, representatives of scientific, educational and environmental organizations of Russia, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, USA, Uzbekistan, Finland.