The work within the framework of the project "Protected Karelia", which was implemented with the support of the Russian Geographical Society, has been completed in Ladoga Skerries National Park. Its participants were volunteers from various parts of Russia – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Samara, Ivanovo, Simferopol, Yalta, and other cities.
The project was launched on October 2 in the historical building of the RGS Headquarters in St. Petersburg. The volunteers visited the Priozersky District of the Leningrad Region and three districts of the Republic of Karelia. The main result of the project was the creation of a large-scale archive of photographs and videos for Ladoga Skerries National Park, a data bank on ecological trails and studied territories.
“After processing and systematization of the files, all this will be transferred to the national park, as well as to the partners of the event. Every member of our team gave it their all. I want to thank all the project participants for their productive work. Your help and your contribution are invaluable. Without all of you, this story called ‘Protected Karelia’ would not have taken place,” said Ekaterina Petlyukova, project manager.
More information about the results of the work of the volunteers within the framework of the project "Protected Karelia" can be found on the website of the Youth Club of the Russian Geographical Society.