An International Environment Oriented Project Unites Russia and Slovenia
The Kronotsky Nature Reserve and the Triglav National Park signed a partnership agreement on promoting the idea of nature conservation and exchange of experience. As the Nature Reserve’s management reports, the parties signed the document during the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition “Wild Nature of Russia” in the information centre of the Slovenian national park. Slovenia has became the tenth European country, which hosts a unique exposition representing the multifaceted nature of Russian nature reserves and national parks.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Karl Erjavec opened the ceremony. In his welcoming speech, he stressed that cooperation and exchange of experience in the field of nature protection and management of specially protected natural areas is a new stage in the development of multifaceted relations between the two friendly countries. In turn, the Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Embassy in Slovenia, Galina Zamyatina, noted that both states were striving to develop ecological tourism in specially protected natural areas in order to attract travellers, photographers and researchers to Russian protected areas.
“Russian nature reserves, national and natural parks are one of the best forms of wildlife conservation in the world. Within less than a year, the exhibition “Wild Nature of Russia” has evolved from a small project dedicated to the 100th anniversary of our country’s nature reserve system into a large-scale international project. We want visitors come to Russia, watch our protected areas and understand the value of wildlife and the need to preserve it,” Roman Korchigin, the Deputy Director for the Development of Cognitive Tourism of the Federal State Budgetary Institution (FGBU) Kronotsky State Nature Reserve, said at the opening ceremony.
In each country, the photo project of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, the main task of which is to attract like-minded people to the preservation of nature and popularize wildlife, is welcomed warmly. In Slovenia, the opening was held with Russian spirit due to the performance of the artists of the Russian Talisman ensemble. The cultural programme ended with an excursion to the Triglav National Park.
It should be added that under the terms of the partnership agreement between the Kronotsky Nature Reserve and the Triglav National Park, joint activities to address common environmental problems for Russia and Slovenia and exchange experience in all spheres of specially protected natural areas will be conducted annually. Until the end of summer, the exhibition “Wild Nature of Russia” can be visited in five information centres of the Triglav National Park.