The aim of the project is to conserve biodiversity and protect endangered and red-listed species (populations of freshwater pearl mussel and juvenile salmonid fish) in rivers of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia. While conserving and improving the condition of aquatic ecosystems, the project at the same time aims to enhance the social and economic well-being of people by promoting eco-tourism and supporting the fulfillment of Russia’s international commitments in the protection of rare animal species.
Lead partner: Metsähallitus, Parks and Wildlife Finland;
Finland: Alleco Oy; University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä; County Administrative Board of Norrbotten; Natural Resources Institute Finland (Oulu);
Norway: Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research NIBIO,
Russia: Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KarRC RAS); Institute of Industrial Ecology Problems of the North of the Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Science (INEP KSC RAS)
ÊÎ1017 Salmus: Salmonid Fish and Freshwater Pearl Mussel - Riverine Ecosystem Service and Biodiversity in the Green Belt of Fennoscandia (SALMUS) (ENI CBC “Kolarctic” project), 2019–2021