About project

The project aims at enhancing the attractiveness of Finnish historical territory in Russia – Kurennieni.

The project’s primary objective is the creation of protected area "Kurenniemi’".

It will be located in the Vyborg district, which is a genuine gem of the area.

The place wasn’t chosen by accident. It is directly related to the Finnish educator Mikael Agricola, and is also a site of waterfowl birds on the Belomoro-Baltic Flyover.

The project aims to develop inter-state and personal relations, scale up the experience of the two countries in caring for the environment.

The All-Russian Society for Nature Protection in Leningrad Region (the VOOP) is implementing the project in Russia.

In addition to the VOOP, other partners in the creation of the protected area are the Committee on Natural Resources of Leningrad Region, the Directorate of Protected Areas of Leningrad Region, the Pushkin Leningrad State University and the LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland).

The project will be implemented within the framework of the South-East Finland – Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020.

The project budget is 424,500 euros, including European Union funding.