Brief description of the projects for the Strategy 1
1.1. - "Establishment of a system of the integrated cadastre of the Ladoga Lake area natural resources"
Raising the efficiency of the nature use management system
Development of a unified computer-aided system of the natural resources cadastre using a common geographical information basis.
Establishment of a unified natural resource survey and assessment system for the Ladoga Lake area.
Elimination of the discord between various departments, incompatibility of the cadastre data and their duplication.
Organize the Co-ordinating Board for the unified computerised cadastre system development
Develop the format, computerize the data input and output, make the unified computerized cadastre system accessible.
Develop CD versions of the unified computerized cadastre system.
Organize a series of the database user training workshops
Duration of the project - 48 months
650 000 EURO
The necessary legislative basis including the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation "About holding an experiment on the development and implementation of the integrated Natural resources Cadastre in RF" and the Leningrad region Law "On integrated nature use".
1.2. - "Regional agreement on biota protection in the whole of the Ladoga region"
To ensure balanced protection of biological resources in the Ladoga region
To promote co-ordination in nature conservation activities of the subjects of the Russian Federation
To enhance awareness of regional and local decision-makers and authorities of the biological values of the area
To organise signing of the agreement on biota preservation in the region
Develop and present a scientifically argumented draft document
Lobby the idea of the interregional agreement
Prepare the signing of the agreement
Duration of the project - 18 months
15 000 EURO
1.3. - "Support to traditional agriculture in the eastern Ladoga region as an essential factor for maintenance of Biodiversity"
Maintenance of landscape diversity and plant and animal species dependent on the agricultural lands
To evaluate the status of ecosystems dependent on agricultural activities in eastern Ladoga region as well as effects of agriculture on biota dynamics
To analyse ongoing and planned changes in agriculture, market opportunities and local interest in maintenance of traditional agriculture in the area
To develop and test a strategy for supporting traditional agriculture
Investigation of the current situation and analysis of long-term data on biota and soils of the region
Analysis of data on landowners, their agricultural practices and changes going on in the agriculture of the region
Identification of the areas essential for maintenance of biodiversity, together with local stakeholders; development and implementation of microprojects aiming at the conservation of these areas
Elaboration of the strategy for preservation of valuable agricultural lands in eastern Ladoga region
Duration of the project - 24 months
76 000 EURO
The pilot project is to be started in the Olonets district together with WWF Sweden.
1.4. - "Minimisation of anthropogenic pollution of the Lake Ladoga region"
To identify and assess the long-term global environmental changes in the Ladoga region caused by the pressure of anthropogenic factors
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of Ladoga region pollutants in soils and bottom sediments
Zoning of the territory and analysis of pollution dynamics
Lobbying for resolutions to be adopted by regional and local authorities aiming at reduction or prevention of pollution
Elaboration of the monitoring system for soils and bottom sediments and recommendations for practical use of the obtained data
To carry out in situ investigations in the Ladoga region and evaluate the level of pollution, quantity and quality of pollutants and the ways of their accumulation in sediments and soils
Analysis of available and newly obtained data on sediments and soils (using GIS technology)
Elaboration of the monitoring system for soils and bottom sediments and recommendations for practical use of the obtained data; presentation of the results and recommendations to the responsible authorities
Preparation of a system for comparing the results with the data available on other large lakes ( by processing all data sets with GIS)
Duration of the project - 18 months
34 000 EURO
1.5. - "Shipping and the Ladoga environment"
Environmentally-friendly development of shipping on Lake Ladoga
To analyse current pressures from transport on the Lake Ladoga ecosystems
To develop recommendations for minimising the negative effect of shipping on the natural complexes
Evaluation of the intensity of passenger and cargo traffic on Lake Ladoga
Analysis of the harmfulness of the shipping routes
Assessment of the quantity and composition of pollution from water transport along different routes
Elaboration of recommendations to optimise the routes in order to protect unique or otherwise valuable ecosystems of the Ladoga region
Duration of the project - 12 months
12 000 EURO
1.6. - "Recreational potential of the Ladoga region"
Sustainable development of tourism and recreation around Lake Ladoga
To analyse the recreational pressure on the Ladoga region ecosystems
To elaborate recommendations to facilitate orderly and sustainable development of the sector
Assessment of the level of recreational load (tourism, unorganized recreation, cottage construction, etc.) on different districts in the region
Evaluation of the resource potential for tourism and recreation development and zoning of the region based on recreational potential (including both natural and socio-economic components)
Elaboration of recommendations for tourism development for regional and local authorities and groups