WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL-ECONOMIC MAPPING AT COMMUNITY-TRIBAL LANDS IN THE RUSSIAN EUROPEAN ARCTIC COAST

https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2017-2-23-5-13

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About the Authors

A. V. Evseev

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Geographical Faculty, 

Moscow, 119991, Leninskie Gory, 1

T. M. Krasovskaya

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Geographical Faculty, 

Moscow, 119991, Leninskie Gory, 1

V. S. Tikunov

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Geographical Faculty, 

Moscow, 119991, Leninskie Gory, 1

I. N. Tikunova

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Geographical Faculty, 

Moscow, 119991, Leninskie Gory, 1

Abstract

An economic-ecological map for Nenets community tribal lands at the Russian Arctic coast wetlands was compiled. Wetlands supply a large variety of ecosystem services beneficial to ecological stability and biological resources for indigenous population support. Ecosystem services assessed in this project were mainly regulating: carbon deposition by different ecosystems (climate regulation function due to CO2 consumption), water purification and “warming” effect of bogs. This list was limited by data and assessment methods availability. We used traditional methods for ecological services assessment, based on their existing and possible (virtual) market prices. Mapping approaches were based on Target 2 Action 5 Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. Proportional value regulating services of peat bogs appeared to be nearly the same as maximal existing lands value. Our assessment results enabled us to present spatial dimensions of ecosystem services of community-tribal lands, whose value appeared to be higher than compensatory sums for “lost profit” in case they are replaced by oil extraction infrastructure. Traditional nature management lands may be regarded as an alternative to further primarily industrial land use type and attribute ecological buffers role to them as well as indigenous population material and spiritual support functions.

Keywords

mapping, ecosystems services, traditional nature management, Arctic coast.

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For citation: Evseev A.V., Krasovskaya T.M., Tikunov V.S., Tikunova I.N. WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL-ECONOMIC MAPPING AT COMMUNITY-TRIBAL LANDS IN THE RUSSIAN EUROPEAN ARCTIC COAST. Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2017;23(2):5-13. https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2017-2-23-5-13