Sustainable development and protected areas of Zabaikalsky province
Representatives of governmental agencies, protected areas, scientific, educational institutions and grassroots gathered to answer a question whether a compromise between nature conservation and sustainable development in these is possible or not. Among such areas are buffer zones and zones of cooperation between biosphere protected areas, UNESCO nature heritage sites, refuges and nature parks, and some zones of national parks. Besides, the participants were introduced to the experience in supporting nature-friendly small business presented by the specialists from other parts of Russia. They also discussed the ways to replicate these lessons in Zabaikalsky Province.