A specific feature of the southern Lake Ladoga area is intensive forestry and agriculture due to relatively high population density (62 people per km2) and the presence of large administrative district centres. Human impact makes the already mosaic-like nature of the region even more diverse.
This chapter describes brief review of natural resources in the
Ladoga region that are exploited or having economic potential. Most of
economically valuable resources either form an abiotic environment of
particular areas or are biological organisms (both environment and biological
subjects are characterized in the chapter "Environment"). Particular economic use of natural
resources is analyzed in the chapter "Economy"
after description of existing conservationist practice and social-demographical situation in the Ladoga region.