Nature Protection

Working Group on Environment

Subgroup on Nature Protection

The Nature Protection Subgroup (NPS) of the Working Group on Environment of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council implements and coordinates cooperation in the field of biodiversity and habitat conservation in the Barents region. There are significant gaps in the network of protected areas that need to be filled in. Work is required to identify areas, promising to turn into a stable and representative network of protected areas in the Barents region, as well as improving the management of protected areas in all four countries of the Barents alliance.

Subgroup documents

Working programme 2014-2015 English | Russian   

Activity report 2012-2013


Past events and projects

The Barents Protected Areas Network (BPAN) 

Habitat Contact Forum



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