The Independent Media Sanoma Magazines publishing house has provided support for an annual grant competition of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for its program “National Parks and Reserves.” This year’s contest is dedicated to cooperation between specially protected areas and businesses working for the benefit of nature.
The jury selected the following five winning projects out of more than 50 applications received from all over Russia.
“Wilderness Training Camp Guide” (Vodlozersky National Park, Republic of Karelia and Arkhangelsk region);
“Building Recreational Areas in a Protected Zone” (Stolby Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk region);
“Developing the ‘Man-Made Miracle’ Environmental Interactive Trail,” (S.F. Kharitonov Arboretum of the Pleshcheyevo Lake National Park, Yaroslavl region);
“We grow by helping each other.” (Zhulgan-Tash Nature Reserve, Republic of Bashkortostan);
“The Path to our Ancestors.” (Pinezhsky Nature Reserve, Arkhangelsk region).
This year marks the twelfth time the WWF has held a small grants competition for Russian nature reserves and national parks. Over the course of its existence, the foundation’s program has supported more than 100 projects in protected areas across the country – from the Far East and Siberia to the Caucasus.
Independent Media Sanoma Magazines publishing house has stood behind the program and is supporting the competition for the twelfth time as well.