Green Belt of Fennoscandia

Green Belt of Fennoscandia (GBFennoskandia_vihreävyöhyke_Suomidesign.jpgF) is an ecological network situating in the territory of three countries: Finland, Russia and Norway. It extends from the Baltic Sea to the Arctic Ocean.

The core of the GBF is made up of a network of existing and planned protected areas including five twin parks. The protected area network with its surrounding areas ensure ecological connections crucial for habitats and migration and protection of species.

Biodiversity and healthy habitats are also greatly important to the region’s vitality: to its economy, culture and social well-being.

The cooperation between Finland, Russia and Norway is now based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2010 on cooperation and development as concerns the Green Belt of Fennoscandia.

In the future the connectivity of protected areas will be developed in transboundary cooperation as the Green Belt provides one of the Europe’s most important ecological corridors for species adapting to climate change.

The Green Belt of Fennoscandia is the northern part of the European Green Belt.

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  • Green Belt of Fennoscandia Project Workshop 5th April in Helsinki – building a cross border project promoting biodiversity values 2016-03-16
    Green Belt is a unique network of nature sites near the border of Finland, Russia and Norway. In the coming years the Green Belt will be developed into a widely acknowledged transboundary model area. The Finnish Environment Institute and Ministry of the Environment organizes a Green Belt of Fennoscandia Project Workshop on 5th April, 2016 in Helsinki. The aim of the workshop is to support project planning, networking and building of partnerships.
  • Green Belt of Fennoscandia is developed now – join in and participate! 2014-04-15
    The Green Belt of Fennoscandia will be developed into a model area where sustainable development is supported through transboundary cooperation. The Ministry of the Environment of Finland project invites now stakeholders to regional workshops to generate ideas on the future of the unique nature’s sites of the Green Belt and activities around them.
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Published 2014-10-30 at 16:35, updated 2014-10-31 at 9:02