SDM Project: Cultural landscapes as vectors for local sustainable development
Environmental Education Centre Zapovedniks
Kenozero National Park
DATE OF SUBMISSION
Jacqueline Kumadoh (scientific officer)
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