Baltic Fund for Nature


The situation with the Ladoga populations of most of mammal species is not a subject of serious concern (tab. 8.2.3). Noteworthy are the critically low abundance levels of European mink and wolverine populations, as well as depressed abundance of elk and wild boar (see sections "Environment" "Natural resources"). The performance of most other species is good or satisfactory.

Major risks for mammals in the Lake Ladoga area are (tab. 8.2.3):

  • forestry, mire and forest reclamation (reducing areas of primary habitats of some species, changes in the structure of the fauna),

  • intensifying unlicensed hunting

  • crisis in agriculture (abandoned fields and meadows are getting overgrown, which results in further modifications in the structure of the fauna, diminishing wild bore forage resources).

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About project
  • Background
  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Project Personnel

  • Legislative basis
  • Legislation
  • Lake Ladoga drainage area as a management object

  • Environment
  • Geomorphology and landscapes
  • Climate
  • Waters, sediments and biota
  • Water - Land Border Zone
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Natural resources
  • Mineral
  • Agricultural
  • Forest
  • Fish
  • Game
  • Tourism

  • Protected areas
  • Leningrad region
  • Republic of Karelia

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  • History of the area
  • Population numbers and structure
  • Employment structure

  • Economy
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  • Exploitation of mineral resources
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Fisheries
  • Hunting
  • Tourism
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  • Economical significance of natural resources and resource use

  • Ecological assessment
  • Sources of human impact
  • Assessment of the state of ecosystem components
  • Hot spots

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Development scenarios
  • Proposed strategies

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