Projects & Activities


An integrated ecosystem management approach to conserve biodiversity and minimise habitat fragmentation in three selected model areas in the Russian Arctic, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

A topographic map of the Russian Federation, with the three model areas of ECORA.

Project activities

Activities in this project included education and training, monitoring of indicator species, habitat assessments, socio-economic monitoring, analysis of policy and legislation, codes of conduct for industry, and conflict resolution. The project was completed in mid-2009.

The role of the UNEP  Polar Centre was to provide project management and provision of expert advice.

A final CAFF Monitoring Strategy Report, entitled Lessons learned from ECORA (pdf 1.5mb), summarises project results and achievements . It focusses on the lessons learned and recommendations for integrated ecosystem management in Russia. 

Project Duration: 2005 - 2009
Project Status: Complete
Contact: Tiina Kurvits


Completed projects