SDM Project: Cultural landscapes as vectors for local sustainable development

31.12.2014

SUBMITTED ORGANISATION

Environmental Education Centre Zapovedniks

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

Kenozero National Park

DATE OF SUBMISSION

December 2014

REGION

Europe

COUNTRY

Russia

FOCAL POINT

Jacqueline Kumadoh (scientific officer)

SDM website

More information is available here

Abstract

Many cultural landscapes of Russia are located in rural areas where living standards are low, unemployment rate is high, and economy is prioritised over the preservation of local cultures. Protected area managers and other key stakeholders do not have enough skills, knowledge or resources to effectively manage cultural and socio-ecological landscapes. The Environmental Education Center Zapovedniks therefore implemented this project to foster the capacity of and collaboration between protected area managers, local communities and local authorities, with a view to bring about a positive change towards long- term socio-economic development.

Women braiding wreaths  © Eugene Krehanov

Kenozero NP staff presenting about their experience in environmental education, ecotourism, and cooperation with local communities