Potential conflicts of nature management in the Nenets Autonomous District


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Aleksandr V. Evseev

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography,
Moscow, Leninskie Gory 1,
E-mail: avevseev@yandex.ru

Tatiana M. Krasovskaya

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography,
Moscow, Leninskie Gory 1,
E-mail: krasovsktex@yandex.ru

Olga Yu. Chereshnia

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography,
Moscow, Leninskie Gory 1,
E-mail: chereshnia.o@geogr.msu.ru


A map presenting areas of potential nature management conflicts risks at the territory of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (region) (NAO) was compiled. Nowadays this region experiences fast economic development foreseen by the Arctic Doctrine of the Russian Federation which includes economic development in different spheres. The 8 basic development zones were mentioned in the Doctrine, one- at the territory of NAO. Development strategy plans include careful nature management and complex approach to economic development tasks realization. This is of vital importance regarding the following: low ecosystems resilience to anthropogenic disturbances, presence of traditional nature management lands of indigenous peoples, pulls of regulating and supporting ecosystem services of microregional dimensions. These facts demonstrate importance of nature management potential risks spatial analysis for territories of pioneer development in NAO.

Several big investments projects are planned for NAO for the nearest future. The larger part of investments into NAO economy (97 %) are connected with hydrocarbons extraction development. Priorities concern industrial nature management development (mainly mineral resources extraction), transport nature management (Indiga and Amderma sea ports, railways connecting with neighbor regions, pipe-lines arrangement). Original method of nature management conflicts analysis and mapping was used. It was based on revealing of potential competing exploitation of ecosystem services regulating, production, cultural. System analysis and mapping methods were used as well. The revealed areas of potential nature management conflicts must be taken into consideration during territorial management plans development.


Russian Arctic, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, nature management, conflicts, ecosystem services.


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