Nature Protection

Working Group on Environment

Subgroup on Nature Protection

The Barents Region is a continuous geographical area where species cross national borders, as well as transboundary protected areas. To develop the network of protected areas in the Barents Region is a prioritized task in this connection.

Working programme 2014-2015 English | Russian   

Activity report 2012-2013 

Subgroup on Nature Protection document archive  


Events and projects

The Barents Protected Areas Network (BPAN) 

Habitat Contact Forum



Children and Youth at Risk cooperation programme

The Children and Youth at Risk cooperation programme, adopted by and owned by the Joint Working Group on Health and related Social Issues, has their own section on the Barents Cooperation web page.

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During two missions, in 2007 and 2012, Swedish journalist Tom Juslin traveled through the Nordic countries to find out how climate change affects people, animals and nature - "Climate Journey" opens the planned series of exhibitions in in Kirkenes

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