Ilyina, L. V. and Ye. O. Pylenkova. 2013. Methodology for creating visitor centres in nature reserves, national parks and other nature areas: designers work experience. Wetlands International Russia Publication (In Russian). 20 pp.
The subject of this publication is the authors' experiences with developing the concepts of visitor centres and eco-trails in protected nature areas of different types. It is targeted at a wide audience, including those that have the intention of establishing a visitor centre or a wetland centre, plan to renovate an old natural history museum, design a network of walking trails, a child-friendly exhibit or a play area. This publication contains the detailed description of the steps they will go through to plan the concept development process, the practical examples and tips to avoid common mistakes. The recommendations are illustrated by the authors’ photographs and drawings.
The authors would like to thank the non-commercial organization of Zapovedniki EcoCentre,
which provided them with an opportunity to participate in the relevant projects and prepare design materials illustrating this publication. PDF
Financial support: Matra Programme of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in the Russian Federation. ISBN 978-5-906219-05-03
The four-day training workshop on adaptive management organized for the project participants from Russia and Senegal in the Wetlands International Headquarters in Ede, the Netherlands, became the first international event under the project “From Arctic to Africa”.
The workshop was organized by the Wetlands International–Russia Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation under the Project “Establishing a network of educational wetland centres in European Russia to promote wetland conservation through the development and implementation of a СЕРА (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness) Action Plan” with financial support from the Matra Programme of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in the Russian Federation.
New Publication: Sirin, A. A. (ed.). 2013. Wetlands of International Importance in Russia. Moscow: Wetlands International Russia Programme Publication. 48 pp.
Educational seminar to celebrate the World Migratory Bird Day was held on 14 May 2012 in Arkhangelsk (NW Russia) in Museum of Nature and History.
The seminar was organized in the lead up to the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, which will be held in July 2012. During the Conference of Parties at least three resolutions will be discussed which propose regulation measures for the conservation of wetlands during subsurface management.
The Secretariat is pleased to announce the completion of translation of a set of key Ramsar documents into Russian, in response to requests by, and in consultation with our focal points in the Russian Federation and other Contracting Parties that were members of the Former Soviet Union, and where Russian is still a widely used language.
More information on the Ramsar site
August 4, 2010. The disastrous forest fires that are currently raging in Russia have led to significant fires in the drained and degraded peatlands. These occur close to Moscow and densely populated areas in Central European Russia. They are causing huge air pollution problems as well as direct risks for the people in the region.
This visitor and education centre was developed with the financial support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow through the project on Creation of a Wetland Centre at the Sebezhsky National Park as a platform for management and public awareness activities.
The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and the Wetlands International–Russia Programme.The workshop was prepared and held with the financial support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands through the BBI Matra Project on Development of a programme for transboundary wetland conservation along the border of the Russian Federation with Belarus and Ukraine.