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Karelian Nature-Protection NGO « SPOK » Russia , Republic of Karelia , Petrozavodsk e - mail : spok _ office @ onego . ru , http :// spok . onego . ru. CURRENT SITUATION WITH PROTECTION HCVF IN REPUBLIC OF KARELIA. Alexandr Markovsky Workshop
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Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk
e-mail: [email protected], http://spok.onego.ru
CURRENT SITUATION WITH PROTECTION HCVF
IN REPUBLIC OF KARELIA
High Conservation Value Forests (pristine forests) of the European North of Russia
Approaches to Conservation and Sustainable Use
April 1-3, 2009, Syktyvkar
Map of Intact Forest Landscapes (undisturbed forest territories with square more 50.000 ha) was published by group of Russian NGO’s.
Also last large areas of native forest were reflected in works of Karelian Research Centre (left picture) and in more detailed map “Old-Growth Forest of High Conservation Value-2007” by NGO’s (right picture).
2. Less valuable forest areas of regional and local concernment (smaller than 50.000 ha) .
So investigation of 2nd level areas should be continued.
Identification and protection of key biotopes can be done in forestry.
To adopt forestry practice to pay more attention to forest dynamic and biodiversity conservationForest use can be combined with biodiversity conservation.How we can organize it?
Karelian Master-Plan consist 60 planning nature reserves.Total area (without water surface) is about 1600 th. ha (9 % from forestry area of Karelia). Almost all OGF are included in planned nature reserves.
Protected area in Karelia.216 nature reserves - 1007,6 th. ha (5,6 % from total area of Karelia).133 of them have regulations which allow any cuttings (1,9 % from total area of Karelia)
STEP 1. There are needs to go via all planning logging plot and identify key habitats, bases on Field manual book.(Type 1. Coniferous forests in wet depression)
Bryoria fremontii – lichen from Russian Red data book
http://www.wwf.ru/data/pub/regions/biotops.pdf (Arkhangelsk WWF)
New “Master plan…” include:
250 th. ha (1,4 % from total area of Karelia) – are protected on a voluntary basis by forest companies;
660 th. ha (3.7 % from total area of Karelia) – are not protected
Planned logging plots
Voluntary protected HCVF and planned PA
Planned protected HCVF revealed with special investigation in leased area of “Investlesprom”202623га - 11% of leased area. Selective cutting is allowed.