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In three abandoned Karelian villages, near Lake Tuulos, meadows and fields can be seen today. The Lake is well known for its fish resources. Fly fishing both from shore and from boat is promising. The Lake is rich in whitefish, pike, and perch; lake brown trout can also be fished here. Numerous bays and tiny islands create great opportunities for canoeing and boating.
Such bird species as osprey and, sometimes, white-tailed eagle breed in these places. In summer, tourists can see a forest reindeer with its calf. Whooper swan and black-throated diver swim in Lake's bays. Now and then, ant-hills devastated by a brown bear can be found in the forest, or remains of an elk which died in a fight with wolves. However, a rendezvous with a bear or a wolf is a rare occasion here.

There are about 400 Biosphere Reserves in the world but very few of them are located in coniferous forest. In Russia, the zone of coniferous forest is situated between the Rivers of Pechora and Ilym (Republic of Komi). Finland has such a zone in the North Karelia Province, similar zones can be found in Canada and Alaska. The north taiga is recipient to global warming. After coniferous resources have been intensively exploited for decades, protection actions are needed to conserve the coniferous zone and to ensure its sustainable development. Measures aimed at establishment Biosphere Reserves in the Republic of Karelia are being carried out in the Suojarvi and Muezerka Districts. Their cooperation with Finnish Biosphere Reserves located in the North Karelia is supposed. The goal of this work is the establishment of an International Biosphere Reserve in Karelia - a conservation area developing in a sustainable way.

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