Baltic Fund for Nature

Natural resources

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.

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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

  • Social and demographic situation
  • History of the area
  • Population numbers and structure
  • Employment structure

  • Economy
  • Industry
  • Exploitation of mineral resources
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Fisheries
  • Hunting
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • 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

  • Literature

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