On November 18, within the framework of the Eighth All-Russian Forum "Meeting of the Working group of IT Managers of the Regions of the Russian Federation "IT Dialogue 2021" (organized by the Government of St. Petersburg with the support of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation), a round table "Specially protected natural territories of the Leningrad Region: environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects, including carbon balance" of the project "Sustainable development of protected areas: biodiversity, heritage conservation and recreational use" was held, implemented within the framework of the cross-border cooperation Program "South-East Finland – Russia 2014-2020".
Representatives of LLC "KOSMOS" and NP "AsEP" attended the round table in person. Reports were presented on the conservation of biodiversity in specially protected natural territories of the Leningrad Region (leading researcher of the Herbarium of Higher Plants, V.L. Botanic Institute Komarova of the Russian Academy of Sciences), director of the Leningrad Regional State-owned Institution "Directorate of Specially Protected Natural Territories of the Leningrad Region" presented a plan for the development of a network of specially protected natural territories in the Leningrad Region, associate professor of the Botany Department of the Biological Faculty of St. Petersburg State University presented a presentation "Biologically valuable forests: methodological approaches", and the head of the Department of Forest Taxation told about the role of natural territories in maintaining the carbon balance, Forest Management and Geoinformation Systems Institute of Forest and Nature Management, St. Petersburg State Forestry University named after S.M. Kirov, Head of the Department of Country Studies and International Tourism of the Institute of Earth Sciences of St. Petersburg State University presented data on the optimization of natural recreation in specially protected natural areas of the Leningrad region, the final report was a specialist in environmental and social issues in Russia project company Nord Stream 2 AG "Social and cultural programs in the Kurgalsky Reserve".
Photos from the event can be viewed in the album.