Biokarelia (KA5051)​

The project develops practical tools for biodiversity hotspots preservation via mapping biodiversity values, monitoring and forecasting occurrence of forest fires and wood harvesting along the Russian-Finnish border.

 

Background

Biodiversity ”hotspots” along the Finnish Russian border are under risk of biodiversity loss due to wood harvesting, forest fires and destruction of connectivity between the high conservation forests in Russia and Finland.

Risk for forest fires to cross the border rises constantly as a consequence of climate change, and fire suppression in the border zone is difficult. The existing systems of forest fires risk classification in Russia and Finland are not synchronized and the potential of new methodological approaches is not fully utilized. It is expected that costs of fire suppression can be reduced substantially by utilizing the new methods allowing mapping spatial and temporal distribution of high risk areas.

 

Objective

The aim of the project is to develop practical tools for biodiversity hotspots preservation via mapping biodiversity values, monitoring and forecasting occurrence of forest fires and wood harvesting along the Russian-Finnish border.

Partners in Finland
Luonnonvarakeskus Luke Linkki-ikoni (koordinaattori)
Pohjois-Karjalan ELY-keskus / PK Biosfäärialue Linkki-ikoni
Arbonaut Oy Ltd Linkki-ikoni

Partners in Russia
Kostamuksen luonnonpuisto ja Kalevalan kansallispuisto Linkki-ikoni
Karjalan teidekeskuksen metsäinstituutti Linkki-ikoni
Buro Partner Ltd


Funding
Hanketta rahoittaa Karelia CBC, joka on rajanylittävän yhteistyön ohjelma, jolla lisätään alueen vetovoimaisuutta. Ohjelmaa rahoittavat Euroopan unioni, Suomi ja Venäjä.

Link to the project page Linkki-ikoni

Materials produced in the project

Materials of the first webinar of the webinar series

 

Hankkeen webinaarisarjan ensimmäinen webinaari “
was held 28.4.2021. 75 people took part in the webinar from 9 different countries.

 

The webinar presentations (pdf) can be downloaded here and the recordings of the presentations can be watch in our Youtube channel.

Materials of the second webinar of the webinar series

 

Hankkeen webinaarisarjan ensimmäinen webinaari “Cross-border monitoring and forecasting of forest fires and biodiversity losses” pidettiin 26.5.2021. Webinaariin osallistui 52 henkeä ainakin kahdeksasta eri maasta.

 

The webinar presentations (pdf) can be downloaded here and the recordings of the presentations can be watch in our Youtube channel.