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WWF panda participated in the museum journey
07 august 2020
The Museum Journey project, dedicated to specially protected natural areas of the region, finished in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The mobile exhibition, created with the support of the WWF-Russia, visited five villages and aroused great interest among residents of the most remote corners of the district.
The exhibition project traveled around the district for three weeks and was presented in the villages of Volokovaya, Verkhnyaya Pesha, Nizhnyaya Pesha, Oma and Nes. The exposition, despite the coronavirus restrictions, was visited by 300 people, while all safety requirements were observed.
“We've made an excellent environmental education project,” says Sergei Uvarov, WWF-Russia project coordinator in Nenets Okrug. - Often, people know only large federal reserves and national parks, but regional specially protected areas remain in the shadows. Although they are no less significant, they are beautiful and interesting to visit. With the help of the exhibition, we wanted to tell about this to the inhabitants of remote territories, to those who are actually much closer to nature and can contribute to its conservation every day. "
In addition to excursions, quizzes and master classes were held for rural children. Together with teachers, they created engravings of a polar bear and a polar owl, applications of the outliers of the "Stone City", a Red Book peony, and a small swan.
“I remember a lot of positive emotions from meeting with local residents. They happily shared with us their observations of the nature of their small homeland, helped to solve the everyday problems that we faced on the ground. I would like to express my deep gratitude to everyone who helped our Museum Journey”, shares her emotions Nina Nikolaeva, head of the department of nature of the Museum Association of the Nenets Okrug.
The exhibition was prepared by the Nenets Regional Museum of Local Lore, the Center for Nature Management and Environmental Protection of the Nenets Okrug and the Nenetsky Strict Nature Reserve with the support of WWF-Russia. In autumn, residents of the regional capital, Naryan-Mar, will also be able to appreciate the exposition.
The exhibition was produced within the WWF-Russia project which is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.