Vision and Goals

The purpose of the North Karelia Biosphere Reserve


The North Karelia Biosphere Reserve is a functional platform for local citizens, actors and entrepreneurs that promotes sustainable development in the region by supporting activities that maintain and strengthen people's relationship with nature, biodiversity conservation, and the development of responsible livelihoods.


The North Karelia Biosphere Reserve’s task is to seek local solutions to global challenges in collaboration with the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

No achieved goal is sufficient if not sustainably and responsibly implemented


The North Karelia Biosphere Reserve is regionally and internationally renowned as a pioneer model area for sustainable development, as well as a forerunner in nature protection and enhancing human well-being.

Set of Values

Values of the work: Nature, responsibility, trust, equality, safety