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SUPER (short for Sustainability Under Pressure: Environmental Resilience in natural and cultural heritage areas with intensive recreation) project focuses on unique natural and cultural heritage sites found in the boreal landscape of Karelia and Finland:

  • Kizhi State Open Air Museum and its buffer zone with more than 20 villages (UNESCO heritage site);
  • Vodlozersky biosphere reserve and national park, including Kuganavolok village (UNESCO heritage site);
  • North Karelia biosphere reserve (NKBR) in Finnish – Russian border region (UNESCO heritage site);
  • Rokua Geopark located 100 km from Oulu in the region of Oulu and Kajaani (UNESCO heritage site).
The main idea of the project is to deal with weak or uncertain environmental resilience of the chosen target areas – protected territories with intensive recreational load.