Let’s save the Pyalmariver!
Pyalma flows in Pudozskiy region of Karelia. It is one of the largest rivers of the region,it has many side streams, huge
catchment-basin, it falls flowing into the Onega lake.OntheshoreoftheriverPyalmaa
township andanancientvillagewith the same name are situated. In regional
ethnographers opinion, the village has been established more than 5 hundred
years ago. Archeologistsfoundoutthe evidences of aboriginal encampments along
the river. ThevillagePyalmasaveda historical face of traditional village of
Pudogain the picturesque natural environment. Inhabitants love Pyalmariver for
the fishery (salmon,trout, grayling,
pike) and the quality of water. ButloggingintheSoviettimesandcommercial
cuttings couldn’t help having influence on wealth of the river.
have an opportunity to help inhabitants to save the river and the forests along
uncovering and saving the frontier forests in Karelia and Vologda region.Howwecanhelpinsavingfrontierforests?
–we hold a parley with therentersofforests, forgeagreementsto stop cutting, at
the same time we launch surveys of the territories and create documents for
making status of especially protected natural territories(such as nature
reserves, natural landmarks, etc.).ThenthesedocumentsaregivenintotheMinistry of
natural management and ecology of the Republic of Karelia.Afteraccomodationsandecologicalinspectionthe
newespecially protected natural territory(SPNT) is created after a time.
What arethe frontier forests?Theyarevirginforests, whichwereminimallyinvolvedin
economic activity through their history,clean cuttings have never been
navigated in such forests. Theageoftreescanrun at several hundreds of years.
the Red Books.
(Pudozskiyregion, Karelia)for supporting ecological balance of the territory
and traditional way of life.
Surviving forest area is greatly wider than water protection area and и spawning
protection area. Furthermore, water protection area prohibits just clean
cuttings and allows selective cutting.
launch an expedition with the help of scientists (in moss, mushrooms, lichens, higher
plants, insects, birds, ecology of forest) and inhabitants.According to results
of expedition scientific and popular science materials will be created:
support for creating especially protected natural territory (SPNT)
of natural landmarks,
for the local newspapers of Pudozskiy region and Karelian internet mass media.
specialized Ministry this autumn.
who is interested in virgin nature of our region (inhabitants including pupils,
and tourists engaged by the travelling in the forests of Karelia) thebeautyandunicityofthese places.
Why it is of interest at this time:
In January, 2014,we were able to conclude an agreement
withwood and paper companyabout a moratorium on logging in this territory.
Inhabitants of an ancient village Pyalma are
interested in protection of forests along the river for conservation of
accumulation of water and fishery. Inhabitants are ready to help us – give participants
of expedition places to live, see to fieldworks, participate in discussion of
the project of SPNT to combine saving of the forests and interests of
inhabitants in this project.
170 thousands of
Name of expense
Preparation and launching the scientific expedition
Making scientific support for creating especially protected
natural territory “Pyalma river”
Making popular science materials
supporttheproject, tellfriendsandshare links on your pages!
support will help to save unique valuable forests along the river, important
for inhabitants.Thanking you in anticipation for your help!