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Bilateral Presidential Commission's Protected Areas Group Concludes Training in the U.S.

Russia | Forecast Participant Training Program Russia | 11 Mar 2011




On March 4, 2011, a delegation of 19 Russian specialists returned from a two-week training program in the U.S. through the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. The Protected Areas program was organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service. The Russian group included representatives of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Directors of Russian national parks and environmental training centers. The exchange was designed to expose participants to ways in which American organizations balance conservation, economic development and public access, as well as provide opportunities for collaboration between Russian and American counterparts for increased cooperation and adoption of new public outreach and educational tools. In addition to meetings with the NPS, FWS and USFS, the delegation also visited Apalachicola National Forest, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and Biscayne National Park.

Russian Parks Officials Study How U.S. Manages Protected Areas (on www.america.gov)