Salmonid Fish and Freshwater Pearl Mussel– Riverine Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in the Green Belt of Fennoscandia (KO1017)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020
Objective of the project
The overall objective of this project is to enhance cooperation and to harmonize common practices for assessing status of streams and rivers with a special emphasis on freshwater pearl mussel and salmonid fish. This is achieved by improving the knowledge-base of freshwater pearl mussel populations and by creating new approaches for conservation practices in the river ecosystems of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia.
The project will be implemented at several levels. The measures can be divided into four main work packages, whose outcomes are: 1. Development of the cross-border cooperation and methodology in a way that the project results into permanent operational models, and replicability and continuity through capacity building between participating countries. 2. Improvement of the knowledge-base for conservation of the riverine ecosystems, the red listed species FPM and salmonid fish and the biodiversity and ecosystem services linked to them. 3. Development of novel approaches which can be applied for restoring the state of declining FPM populations and their host fish populations, and feasibility of large-scale captive breeding for FPM has been assessed. 4. Increased awareness and attractivity of the riverine cross-border ecosystems in the GBF region.
Duration2019-03-01 - 2022-02-28
Total Budget / Programme funding2 € / 1 €
Lead partnerMetsähallitus, Parks and Wildlife Finland
Lead partner web-site
University of Jyväskylä
County Administrative Board of Norrbotten
Natural Resources Institute Finland
Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research NIBIO
Karelian Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
Institute of Industrial Ecology Problems of the North of the Kola Science Center of Russian Academy of Science (INEP KSC RAS)