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2018 International Ecological Action “Save and Preserve", the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra - implementation results

2018 International Ecological Action “Save and Preserve", the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra - implementation results

The events of the 16th International Ecological Action "Save and Preserve" took place in the Autonomous Okrug on 18 May - 8 June 2018 under the motto "You are the one who helps make the planet clean!".

             This year's Action's topic was "Waste handling", which was quite relevant for Ugra, since the Autonomous Okrug:

  •  has insufficient number of waste placement and handling facilities in the municipalities (56% of the required);

  •  has in its territory several waste dump sites (53 dump sites as at 01.01.2017) which need be closed and liquidated, as well as a significant number of littered spots;

  •  lacks a sufficiently developed transportation infrastructure, which is an obstacle for the reduction of the number of small waste placement sites (more expensive and less controlled) and building of the large inter-community and inter-municipal waste processing and utilization facilities;

  •  lacks proper organization of separate waste collection;

  •  either lacks processing facilities for different categories of waste (secondary raw material), or their capacity is insufficient;

  •  needs to raise the population's ecological culture awareness with regard to waste handling;

  •  plans a transition to a new system of waste handling (before 01.01.2019).

The Government Resolution of 30 March 2018 No 139-rp approved the Plan of the Action's Events (40 events). The Action Plan was formed in accordance with the 2018 Action topic, the goals and the aims of the national Volunteer Year, and the KhMAO-Ugra Year of Civil Accord:   

- reduction of the negative effect on the environment of production and consumption waste; the formation of the ecological culture of the people with regard to waste handling, and the motivation of the population to participate in separate collection of solid consumption waste;

- development of the volunteer movement, greater involvement of civil society in the social and economic development of the country, development of new forms of the citizen participation in the implementation of the social policy of the Autonomous Okrug, including in the sphere of ecology (the national Volunteer Year in Russia);

- creation of conditions for maintaining the social and political stability and the social and economic growth in KhMAO-Ugra by means of consolidation of the society's and the democratic institutes' efforts ( the KhMAO-Ugra Year of Civil Accord).

The Action's Plan of Events was implemented (under the Government's orders) by: the Prirodnadzor of Ugra (project coordinator), the Department of Culture of the Autonomous Okrug, the Department of Natural Resources and Subsoil Resource Management of the Autonomous Okrug, the Department of Education and Youth Policy of the Autonomous Okrug, the Department of Housing and Utilities Services and Energy of the Autonomous Okrug, and the Industry Department of the Autonomous Okrug, which were responsible for the Action Plan implementation.

              The Government sent invitations to participate in the Action to 29 subjects of the Russian Federation and 6 countries with which the Government has signed Cooperation Agreements, as well as to the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, and the International Northern Regions' Association “Northern Forum”.

                   The issues of preparation, organization and summing up the results of the Action were discussed at the meetings of the working groups and the organizing committee chaired by the First Deputy Governor of the Autonomous Okrug G.F. Bukhtin.    

Alongside with the traditional events organized by the Prirodnadzor of Ugra as the project coordinator the following events were also proposed for the inclusion in the Action Plan in view of their relevance for addressing the Action's goals:

A conference "Transition to a new system of solid consumption waste handling in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra"

Participants (126 people):

  • the Autonomous Okrug's municipalities;

  • the organizations involved in the solid consumption waste handling business;

The participants discussed:

  • the potential for the development of the waste processing industry, private business attraction,

  •  implementation of the separate SCW collection system;

a "road map" for the regional SCW handling operator

 

  •      efficiency of the local authorities' efforts to implement the transition to the new system of SCW handling.

Main questions asked by the conference participants were addressed to the Ugra regional operator, namely OJSC "Ugra-Ecology".

A round table discussion on the issues of the building of the ecological culture with regard to waste handling and the motivation of the population to participate in separate collection of solid consumption waste

Participants (35 people):

  •  the Federal and the regional authorities,

  • the education and culture institutions,

  •  the Ugra Public Chamber,

  •  the NGOs and associations,

  • the Autonomous Okrug's Prosecutor's Office,

  •  other organizations and institutions.

The participants discussed:

ü   Forms of organization of the work on improving the ecological culture of the people;

best practices for involving the population in environmental activities;

ü providing sufficient information to the population on the state of the environment, the environmental actions, and the separate collection of waste.

Conference "Green Technologies in Industry"

Participants (96 people):

ü the Federal and the regional authorities,

ü the oil&gas production companies of the Autonomous Okrug,

ü the service companies providing environmental services.

The participants discussed:

ü     the experience of the oil&gas companies in addressing the environmental problems;

ü     the optimal means of reducing environmental risks at the production facilities in Ugra;

ü     scientific approach to the clean-up of past environmental damage.

The Plan of the main events of the 16th International Ecological Action “Save and Preserve” traditionally covered both international and the Russian national events:

1.      International contest-exhibition "The Red Data Book through the Eyes of Children"

The contest started 0n 1 March 2018. The first stage was the acceptance of the applications. There were 112 applications from 13 subjects of the Russian Federation (including 3 municipalities of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra: the Berezovski, the Nizhnevartovsk, and the Surgut districts.

2.      International action the “March for Parks”

The action "March for Parks 2018" (hereinafter the Action) was held in the territory of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra from 1 April to 30 June 2018 under the motto "Youth and Nature - Our Common Future". The action covered 397 events with the total number of participants 22,996 including 13,337 children. The variety of the ecological and educational events included 131 lectures, discussions and lessons; 7 round-table discussions; 75 contests and 57 quizzes; 32 ecological volunteer clean-up actions, 13 tree planting actions; 61 exhibition; and 5 master classes. 201 organization took part in the Action, including: 19 business structures (15 of them sponsors); 17 libraries; 63 schools; 69 kindergartens and other organizations.

During the period of the Action the participants and organizers published 17 articles and news items in printed media, made 10 radio and 24 TV pieces, and 221 publications in the Internet.

The most active participants representing the specially protected natural territories of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra were the natural park “Siberian Uvaly" (the greatest number of participants - 8,893); and the natural park "Numto" (the greatest number of events - 31).

Among the participants of the Action there were 1,063 welfare beneficiaries. They participated in the discussions, quizzes and master classes. The staff members of the natural park L.F. Stashkevich "Konda Lakes" organized several events in "Darina" residential care facility.

3.      The 9th National Scientific and Practical Conference

"Environmental Education and Public Outreach Programs for Sustainable Development"

On 21-22 May 2018 Khanty-Mansiysk hosted the 9th National Scientific and Practical Conference "Environmental Education and Public Outreach Programs for Sustainable Development" at the Congress and Exhibition center "Ugra-Expo".

The organizers of the Conference were the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra, the REA "Institute of the Education Development Strategy", the Academic Council on the Ecological Education Problems of the Russian Education Academy.

The participants of the conference included the Deputy Governor of Ugra G.V. Maximova, the representatives of the regional executive authorities, the heads of the regional and the municipal education departments, environmental authorities, academics, university and college professors, high school and kindergarten teachers, in total 152 participants from 5 subjects of the RF; Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, Tomsk; KhMAO-Ugra (10 municipalities: Nizhnevartovsk, Pokachi, Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugorsk, Surgut, the Sovetski district, the Surgut district, the Oktyabrski district, the Nefteyugansk district and the Khanty-Mansiysk district).

The Conference employed different organizational forms including the plenary sessions, topical panels, master classes, the final session to sum up the results of the Conference, the cultural and the landmarks tour programs.


The Conference papers and published recommendations summed up its results, recognized its success and expressed acknowledgments of the Conference organizers efforts recognizing the high quality of organization and sharing their experience in the area of the environmental education. One of the suggestions   was a recommendation to present at the Federal level the results of the many years of positive collaboration of the Academic Council on the Ecological Education Problems of the REA with the regional government authorities on the issues of ecology and education in Ugra.

4. The 18h Conference of Young Professionals working in commercial and business organizations involved in the development of subsoil resources in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra (22-25 May 2018).


              240 people participated in the work of the Conference including 39 jury members. The organizing committee accepted 280 applications for participation in the 18th Conference, 254 reports (innovative projects and advanced technologies, improved energy performance projects for oil and gas production; case study presentations on the development of the regional oil, oil-gas condensate fields, and ore deposits, production, preparation, transportation, and processing of oil, gas and mineral resources, protection of subsoil resource and the environment in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra).

            237 presentations were made by 35 organizations (including 17 presentation in the panel "Ecology. Industrial Safety") in the course of 13 panel discussions. On 24 May 2018 the winners and the laureates of the event received their awards during an official ceremony in the CTH “Ugra Classic”. There were 39 prize winning awards including 13 top awards, 13 for the second and 13 for the third place winners, as well as 13 encouragement awards. The winners and the laureates received the diplomas, money rewards, and the souvenirs with the Conference logos. All participants received the certificates of participation. The jury members emphasized the high level of the presentations.

              The participants geography covered the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tyumen, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Republic of Bashkortostan, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (8 subjects of the RF).

5. The regional Action "Museum Arts May Day Outing" (26 May)

On 26 May 2018 the regional action "Museum Arts May Day Outing" was organized for the 6th time! The organizer of the action was the State Fine Arts Museum. The "Museum Arts May Day Outing" is as yet quite young, but already well known and popular project both within the professional museum community of Ugra, and among the ordinary people of Khanty-Mansiysk.

The Arts May Day Outing has become a regular item in the program of the main events of the International Ecological Action “Save and Preserve”. Its aim is to join the efforts of the state and the municipal museums of Ugra for the purposes of ecological awareness raising via the variety of creative forms in a shared cultural environment. The intensive program of the May Day Outing covered over 20 sites including the interactive and the topical sites, exhibitions, installations, master-classes, quizzes and games, the stage shows and various concert programs. The regional action was intentionally organized as an open air event, outside of the museum walls, since the focus of all action's projects was nature and ecology, and all of them had an educational component. Thus a particular attention was paid to the topic of waste handling - the master classes emphasized the need of the consumption waste recycling, and one of the sites offered a game teaching the techniques of waste sorting.

The 6th Arts May Day Outing covered the museums from Khanty-Mansiysk, Nefteyugansk, Ugorsk, Talinka, and the Sovetsky district. The participants and the organizers of the platforms were the representatives of the organizations and educational institutions - the teachers and their students, as well as the musicians and artists, the representatives of the NGOs, entrepreneurs and private individuals. All in all 33 organizations participated in the regional action.

In the nomination "Best exhibition project" the winning projects was the "Secrets of the Taiga Hunters" presented by the Museum of History and Ethnography of Ugorsk. In the nomination "The most ecological project" the winner was the project of the Museum of History and Crafts of the Sovetsky district "The Khangokurt - Green Heart of the Taiga".

A special prize of the jury "For the preservation of traditions" was awarded to the Ethnographic Open Air Museum "Torum Maa" for their project "Nature. Man. Craftsmanship".

The guests of the Museum Arts May Day Outing could also cast their votes for the best liked exhibition project. Most of the votes in the nomination "People's Choice Award" were cast for the project of the Museum of History and Ethnography of Ugorsk, which has become a winner in two nominations of the Arts May Day Outing!

1123 visitors attended the regional action Museum Arts May Day Outing.

6. The National Forest Forum (27-28 May)

256 people participated in the forum, they represented the executive authorities, the forest users, the ecologists, the public activists, the indigenous peoples of the North, private business, the tourism industry, the professors and the students of the Ural State Forestry University, the Tyumen Forestry College, the Ugra State University.

The geography of the forum's participants covered Ugra, Yamal, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, the Republic of Karelia, Tyumen, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk (11 subjects of the RF).

The first day of the forum was dedicated to the on-site research and practical seminars: "A case study of compensatory measures implementation by the forest plots leaseholders in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra" and "Forest education of the population using the specially protected natural territories of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra as the case study".

During the second day the participants could visit 5 topical sites: "The Forest Complex of Russia", "The Efficiency of the State Forest Management", "The Wealth of the Forests for the People", "Hunting and the Hunting Infrastructure", and "Safeguarding and Protection of Forests. State Forest Supervision Service".

The forum also featured an exhibition with 24 exhibits. The participants of the exhibition were the leading timber industry companies, the companies specializing in wildlife harvesting and processing from Russia and the Ural Federal District.

The following topics were discussed the course of the forum:

ü means of improving forest management performance for the benefit of the nation and its people;

ü the effective forest regulation and ways of its improvement;

ü best forest use practices in Ugra;

ü the potential for the development of waste-free production in the timber industry.

          The results were summed up at the plenary session "Forests for the benefit of the nation and its people".

7. International Youth Eco

Forum “One Planet – One Future!”

The international Youth Eco Forum “One Planet – One Future!” brought together the participants of the 9th International Conference of UNESCO Associated Schools “The Ob-Irtysh Catchment: Young People Study and Preserve the Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Great Rivers of the World Regions” and the 14th Okrug Youth Ecological Forum "Save Ugra’s Blossoming World".

The participants of the Forum included

28 representatives of the UNESCO associated schools (from 8 countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia, which was represented by 4 subjects of the RF: the Tomsk Oblast, the Udmurt Republic, the Omsk Oblast, and the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug).

53 representatives of the environmental movement of Ugra including the high-school forestries and the youth associations and organizations of the autonomous Okrug (14 municipalities: Langepas, Megion, Nefteyugansk, Nizhnevartovsk, Pokachi, Pyt-Yakh, Sovetsky, Surgut, Urai, Khanty-Mansiysk, and the Khanty-Mansiysk, Nefteyugansk, Beloyarsk, and the Oktyabrsky districts).

The concept of the educational platforms of the Forum "VUCA" united all the participants for addressing the declared goals of the event via the participation in the topical quests, topical educational and discussion panels, city tours of Ugra, etc. The plenary session of the conference of the UNESCO associated schools and the contest of socially significant ecological projects presented by the autonomous Okrug's delegates became a reflection of the young people's participation in the solution of the existing ecological problems in their regions and countries, their personal contribution in achieving the best results. The young people and the delegations' leaders shared their experience in the environmental and the ecologo-educational work, took part in the discussions, shared the non-traditional approaches to organization of the young people involvement, talked about the transformation of the world, learned more about the socially significant Ugra project International Ecological Action “Save and Preserve”, as well as about the local specifics and the culture of the indigenous peoples - the Khanty and the Mansi, participated in the night ethnic and cultural programs.

28 students' and 17 teachers' projects were presented at the Forum's contest (best environmental and ecologo-educational practices). By the results of the Forum (in accordance with the Regulations) the participants received diplomas and              badges - 25 winners diplomas, 17 special diplomas of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, 18 special diplomas of the Ugra Prirodnadzor. The organizing committee published a dedicated newspaper issue "Forum's Diary", made a CD containing all Forum's materials, and approved a resolution.

8. Traditional holiday of the Konda Mansi

the “Wagtail Festival” (1 June)

On the first day of the summer month which various groups of the Khanty and the Mansi refer to as the "High water month", "The cloudberry blooming month" the open air museum "Torum Maa" for the 9th time hosted the traditional holiday of the Konda Mansi
the “Wagtail Festival”. Over 400 museum guests participated in the festival. Several interactive sites opened their doors for the visitors: "Play with us and play with the guests", "Wagtail's workshop", "Ethno-start", an exhibition "Legends of Torum Maa", a stage show " The Big Light Herald" presented by the song and dance performance group. The festival was organized with the help of our partners: the Youth Center of Khanty-Mansiysk, the NGO "Save Ugra", the Ugra Ethno-sport Federation, the Youth Organization of the Ob-Ugric Peoples, the Theater and Concert Hall “Ugra Classic”, the Children's Educational Ethno-cultural Center, the Okrug Arts and Crafts Center, as well as the volunteers whose work was a significant contribution in organizing practically all site events and creating a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for every visitor and guest of the festival.

9. The International Environmental Television Festival

"Save and Preserve" (4-8 June)

The International Environmental Television Festival "Save and Preserve" is an integrated creative and social project offering a unique format. The festival was held in Khanty-Mansiysk from 4 to 8 June for the 22nd time already.

This year 300 television companies, independent authors and children's studios presented their productions for the contest. The geography of the Russian participants (43 RF subjects) covered the territory from Vladivostok to Petrozavodsk, and the international contestants represented in addition to Europe and Americas also Asia and Africa. 53 countries of the world in total! For the first time the festival received productions from the contestants from Uruguay, Mozambique, Jersey Island, and Malta.

Representatives of the former USSR and other foreign countries participated in the business program of the festival, they represented Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. A delegation from Romania came to Khanty-Mansiysk for the first time.

The cinema halls of the city offered to the audience the latest Russian and foreign documentaries on ecological topics: "Aldavra" (the Czech Republic), "Red and Black" ("A Studio", Moscow, supervisor Larisa Krivtsova), the film "In the Wilderness" was presented by its producer, a member of the Russian TV Academy Arnold Giskin. The author and TV presenter Eleonora Lubimova made a presentation of the "Living Planet" channel. The festival featured an exhibition of unique photos by one of the "National Geographic" authors, a member of the European Photographers Union, a naturalist, member of the International Journalists Union and the Russian Geographic Society, a winner of the UK Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal, Andrei Gudkov.

             This year the "Save and Preserve" festival was held under the aegis of the Volunteer Year declared by the President of the Russian Federation. The finalists of the National "Volunteer" contest which took place in the Moscow Kremlin participated in the business program of the festival. The top prize of the contest was awarded to Maxim Tokarev, an organizer of the ecological volunteer movement "Preserve Baikal". The participants of the festival made an address to the future generations - those who would come to Khanty-Mansiysk in 2026 to attend the 30th Forum, and having sealed the message to the future generations of the ecological journalists placed it under the "Golden Loon" statue, a symbol of the "Save and Preserve" festival.

             For the 6th time in succession the festival featured a children's creative production contest. This year 39 participants aged 6 to 18 years sent their works to Khanty-Mansiysk. For those who managed to come in person there was a special program with the emphasis on practical master classes with the animation professionals ( including the regular participants and winners of the "Save and Preserve" festival, an animation film director Eugeny Malyshev from Ekaterinburg, and the head of an animation studio Alakai Maksut Zharimbetov from Shemkent, Kazakhstan).

Main prize of the 22nd International Environmental Television Festival was awarded to Stanislav Stavinov and Andrei Timoshchenko, Krasnodar Film Studio, for their film "Life Beyond the Bacteria". Special awards of the festival and the jury's diplomas went to various corners of our country and beyond.

              Following the established tradition the films, TV pieces and projects which received the well deserved awards at the festival appeared on the local TV channel "Ugoria" and were shown in the cinema-theaters of Ugra as part of the "Green Movies" action.

10. The closing ceremony of the 16th International Environmental Action

"Save And Preserve" (8 June)

Program events of the closing ceremony:

Informal tea with the journalists hosted by the Head of the Ugra Prirodnadzor to discuss the results of the Action.

S.V. Pikunov presented information on the outcomes of the main program events of the 2018 Action and its specifics emphasizing that the project has been combining efforts of the people of all ages to preserve the comfortable and clean environment for over 16 years. He mentioned that the aim of the 16th International Ecological Action “Save and Preserve” was the reduction of the negative effect on the environment from both the production and the consumption waste accumulation. A specific feature of the 2018 Action in view of the the national Volunteer Year in Russia and the KhMAO Ugra Year of Civil Accord was the mass scale involvement into the program events of the active and concerned citizen of the region with the purpose of the formation of the positive ecological values, the development of the system of moral guides, raising of the social responsibility, patriotism and a sense of civil duty. The action covered the following events:

As part of the Russian research and practical conferences "Environmental Education and Awareness for Sustainable Development" 57 representatives of university students and NGOs made presentations, discussed volunteer initiatives and fields of actions in the sphere of ecology at the panel discussion "Techniques for the civil responsibility development in the young people as part of the ecological education programs"; in total 153 participants from 6 subjects of the RF took part in the conference.

A round table discussion on the issues of the building of the ecological culture with regard to waste handling and the motivation of the population to participate in separate collection of solid consumption waste invited for the open discussion the representatives of non-government ecological organizations and associations, including the ones formed on an ethnic or confessional basis, the institutions of education and culture, the federal and the regional government authorities. The outcome of the dialog was a list of proposals on the new forms of organizing work on raising the ecological culture of the population living in the territory of the region.

Young people (aged 12-17) participating in an eco-selfy contest "Right solutions" captured in their photos the problems related to the need of preserving the environment, saving resources in everyday life at home, in school, and in their communities. The results of the contest were summed up at the Okrug educational forum "My Lean School" in September 2018.

The citizen of all the municipalities of the autonomous Okrug took an active part in the Okrug relay race-volunteer clean-up action "Green Wave" which started on 18 May 2018 - on the opening day of the Action. That the participants cleaned up the recreation zones, river bank areas, parks and forest territories from the rubbish. Total cleaned up area was 203.5 hectares, 18,737 cubic meters of rubbish were removed to landfills, and 1,390 trees were planted. The volunteer clean-up action became a most actively attended event of the Action with 11,532 participants.

The citizen of Ugra had a chance to dispose of waste paper during the action "Scrap paper - give up!" which expanded its coverage area in 2018. A number of municipalities organized scrap paper collection from the elderly people's homes. 240 tons of scrap paper were collected and sent for recycling, which helped to save 2,880 trees from cutting.

The active economic attitude of the people of Ugra did not stay unnoticed. For the first time the leaders - environmental movement volunteers, as well as the citizen initiatives in the organization of the environmental programs, projects and events were assessed as part of the Okrug contest of the popular ecological initiatives "ECO-leader". 17 projects from 9 municipalities of the autonomous Okrug participated in the contest. As a result the leaders in three age nominations were identified. The best ecological volunteer/ volunteer practices in the autonomous Okrug, the innovative forms of the volunteer work organization will be implemented in other municipalities of Ugra.

      - The award ceremony for the winners of the main environmental contests of Ugra.

       The winners of the Okrug ecological contests which took place during the Action were established. The winners met the Governor of Ugra N.V. Komarova, presented their ecological projects and received diplomas and memorial statuettes.

I. The main Okrug environmental contests - 4

The Okrug contest for the title "Best municipality of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra in the sphere of environment protection relations" (22 municipalities, 2 winners);

The contest "The Best Oil and Gas Company in the sphere of environmental relations in 2017" (58 participants - 9 companies with oil production volume over 5 mln. tons per annum and 49 companies with oil production volume less than 5 mln. tons per annum, 4 winners).

The Okrug contest "Ugra Ecologist 2018" (27 contest projects from 10 municipalities of the autonomous Okrug, 5 winners).

       The Okrug volunteer contest "Eco-leader – 2018" (17 projects from 9 municipalities of the autonomous Okrug, 3 winners in 3 age categories).

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Total number of contests - 124.

The number of winners and laureates - 15.

II. The interdepartmental collaboration contests - 8

Total number of participants - 1,058.

The number of winners and laureates - 128.

1.      The 9th creative projects contest “In Harmony With Nature”

Participants - 100, prize winners - 4.

2.      The Okrug contest of environmental booklets "Save the nature and the culture of the peoples of Ugra"

Participants - 253, prize winners - 47.

3.      The eco-selfy contest "Right solutions".

Participants - 85, prize winners - 3.

4.      The 5th International Ecological Contest – Exhibition of Children’s Creative Work 'The Red Data Book through the Eyes of Children"

Participants - 112

5.      The Okrug professional contest "The Ugra of Taiga"

Participants - 14, prize winners - 4.

6.      The open Okrug contest of the children's creative projects "Forest through the Eyes of Children"

Participants - 167, prize winners - 52.

7.      The inter-regional Ugra school forestries meetings.

Participants - 301, prize winners - 11.

8.      The ecological posters contest “My Home - Ugra”

Participants - 26, prize winners - 7.

III. The contests organized as part of the main program events - 3

The 21st International environmental television festival “Save and Preserve”

298 participants

48 winners (14 children)

The 10th International Youth Eco Forum “One Planet – One Future!”

Projects contest (children) - 28 projects, 10 winners.

Best practices contest (adult team leaders) - 17 projects, 5 winners.

Motivation prizes - 12.

35 participants

27 winners and laureates.

The 18h Conference of Young Professionals working in commercial and business organizations involved in the development of subsoil resources in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra   

Projects contest - 237 participants (13 panels)

39 winners, 13 motivation prizes

Total: 570 participants

116 winners and laureates.

The statistics of the 11 contests (including 3 contests as part of the main events: the festival, the conference, and the forum) organized during the Action in accordance with the resolution of the regional government - 1,752 participants; 259 winners.

       

Interdepartmental collaboration events

During the period of the Action the executive government authorities (organizing committee members) prepared and organized:

The Department of Housing and Utilities Services and Energy of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra (1 event)

The annual clean up actions "My clean home - Ugra" in the territory of the Autonomous Okrug municipalities (extensive clean up of the streets,        catchment-protection zones, parks, squares, and the territories assigned to companies, yards, forest park zones).

The participants - 30,782 persons: the representatives of the structural subdivisions of the municipal and the rural administrations, the Ugra Duma, organizations, municipal institutions, companies, university and college students, high school forestries, employees of the housing and utilities companies, oil and gas companies, the population of the cities and the rural communities, as well as the members of the youth volunteer teams.

The results: 1,605 trees and shrubs planted, 8,420 flower beds built and planted in the territory of the Autonomous Okrug. Several events focused on the sanitary cleaning and the territory development of the cities and rural districts, including the ecological and educational events, tours, exhibitions, quizzes, marches, public actions, volunteer clean up actions focusing on the territory development, trees and shrubs planting, and other activities.

Over 30,510 cubic meters of solid consumption waste and rubbish was removed to the landfill area.

The total cleaned territory area was 703.8 hectares. All planned events of the Okrug volunteer clean-up action "My clean home - Ugra" have been successfully fulfilled as planned.

The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra Education and Youth Policy Department:

The Okrug ecological marathon "My Ugra - My Planet".

The number of participants was over 115,000 thousand people.

The following events took place as part of the ecological marathon:

- actions: "Eco-habits", "Feed the Birds", "Vegetable Garden on a Window Sill", "March of the arks", the National Forest Planting day, "Sprout";

- exhibitions "From waste to Income", "A Wonderful Deed of Nature";

- ecological classes, ecological quests "Save Planet Earth", quest game "Ecological Watch", educational block game "Ecological Rally", project defense "Fish-hawk - Bird of the Year".

Museum of Nature and Man

·            The children's intellectual festival "Ugra Sprouts"

   The creative summer children's studio "Ugra Sprouts" was opened for the organized school summer camps. Its 43 events covered 905 children (including the cultural-educational programs, topical tours, topical classes, quests).

·               Ecological classes and events "Cleanliness will Save the World"

110thousand students took part in the ecological classes, out-of-class school events, conference classes, topical lectures with an ecological component on the subject of the preservation of environment and the human interference factor.

The Global Day of Environment Preservation was celebrated in pre-school educational institutions in the form topical classes aimed at teaching the children to care about nature and the environment, basic knowledge about the world, stimulating cognitive interests, love of nature, the careful and sparing attitude towards nature.

The Department of Culture of the Autonomous Okrug and the Institutions of Culture:

·         The topical ecological mini exhibitions:

The events hosted by the Museum of Nature and Man included the following:

- exhibition "Konda lakes with L.F. Stashkevich", celebrating the 20th jubilee of the natural park "Konda lakes" and its first director, distinguished Russian ecologist, an Honorary citizen of the Sovetsky district L.F.    Stashkevich;

- photo exhibition "Planet Neighbors. Disappearing World" as part of the 22nd International Environmental Television Festival "Save and Preserve", presented by Andrei Gudkov, a professional wildlife-photographer, a regular contributor to the "National Geographic". The project featured 80 photos of the animals in their natural environment from 26 countries.

·              The Okrug ecological action "Green Movies"

The best films participating in the International Environmental Television Festival "Save and Preserve" were demonstrated in various municipalities of Ugra: there were 530 film screenings, the total audience - 13,407 persons including 11,879 children.

The Department of Natural Resources and Subsoil Resource Management of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra

·                    The Okrug action "Spring tree planting days" about 11,462 nursery plants of coniferous and broadleaved trees and shrubs have been planted in the area over 45 hectares of the territory of the Autonomous Okrug. About 2,268 citizen of Ugra participated in the action;

·                    During the Okrug action "Clean Forest" the participants cleaned up the territories of the Autonomous Okrug's forests, sections of motorways, school territories, kindergartens and parks. 1,139 participants took part in the action, removed 233.97 cubic meters of rubbish from the area of 216.06 hectares.

·                    The ecologo-educational project "Along the routes of A.A. Dunin-Gorkavich travels" - the participants placed the signs of the regional history and ecologo-educational project "Along the routes of A.A. Dunin-Gorkavich travels" in the territory of "Karamkinskoje" camp in the Nizhnevartovsk district, and in the territory of the regional history Museum in Pokachi, as part of the ecological associations Forum "EcoPRO".

·                    International Biodiversity Day - publicly funded institution of the specially protected territories organized various in form and content ecologo-educational and popular science events:

- natural park "Numto" -           general sightseeing tour "Preserve Planet Earth";

- natural park "L.F. Stashkevich Konda lakes" - open classes "Coniferous forests of Ugra", "Early bloomers", discussions "Migrating birds", 2 games-quizzes "What do I know about birds?";

- natural park “Siberian Uvaly" - an event "Nature cares for everyone!";

- the resource teachers of wildlife sanctuaries "Sorumsky", "Untorsky", the ecologica education department, the head of wildlife sanctuary "Vogulka", the district state inspectors of nature sanctuaries "The forest-marsh area “Bolshoje Kajukovo”, "Dalny Nyris", Leshak-Shchelja", "Smolny Island"and Ovechij Island" gave lectures and information classes to high school students informing them about the rules of proper behavior in the forest.

551 participants took part in the events (including 492 children and 59 adults).

·                    The inter-regional meetings of high school forestries of Ugra - there were 3 inter-regional meetings of high school forestries. 18 high school forestries teams and ecological associations (118 children) participated in the meetings.

Ugra Prirodnadzor

·                    Interactive action - ecological marathon "Eco-events of Ugra"

The information about the ecologo-educational and the nature preservation events in the municipalities of the Autonomous Okrug has been placed on the interactive map "Eco-events in Ugra" on the Ugra Prirodnadzor web site.

Number of publications: 83 press releases with photos.

·                    Action "Scrap paper - give up!" - collection of scrap paper by the people and the organizations in municipalities for its further recycling. In 2018 from 18 May to 9 June 240 tons of scrap paper was collected in 22 municipalities of the Autonomous Okrug.

·                    The Okrug relay race-volunteer clean-up action "Green Wave" - number of participants 32,477 people from 22 municipalities, 612.56 hectares cleaned up from rubbish, 24,216 cubic meters of solid consumption waste was removed to landfills, 7,093 trees and shrubs planted.

·                    850 participants took part in the environmental events under the motto "You are the one who helps make the planet clean!" They were the young kids from kindergarten groups and their parents, elementary school students, school summer camps, young additional education schools students, gifted children and handicapped kids, the teachers, the representatives of ecological associations and high school forestries. The program covered interactive games, demonstration of topical animation films, ecological contests and quizzes, sweet prizes (chocolates with the Action logo), stage performance "Helen the Wise" by the Ob-Ugric Peoples Theater "The Sun".

Ugra Prirodnadzor and the branch of FSBI"UFD Center of Laboratory Analysis and Technical Metrology" in KhMAO-Ugra

The specialists of the Khanty-Mansiysk laboratory of the UFD branch of the Center of Laboratory Analysis and Technical Metrology for KhMAO-Ugra; the Surgut division of the UFD branch of the Center of Laboratory Analysis and Technical Metrology for KhMAO-Ugra, the Nizhnevartovsk division of the UFD branch of the Center of Laboratory Analysis and Technical Metrology for KhMAO-Ugra during the Action organized:

·                    a tour for the elementary school students (2-4 grades) on the topic "Nature around us and our personal responsibility for its condition". The children learned about the influence of pollution on the environment, the role and the significance of the chemical and analytical research, and the importance of the environmental actions. They were also shown some interesting chemical experiments;

·                    a lecture on the subject: "I choose to be a professional ecologist". The children learned about noise pollution of the environment and the atmospheric air pollution, they could themselves measure the noise level and collect air samples into a polymer container; they also learned about the need ofseparate waste collection, learned to sort the waste; and about toxicity as a comprehensive pollution indicator and the test-objects used for bio-testing purposes.          

During the Action 40 main program events were prepared and organized as a result of interdepartmental collaboration in accordance with the resolution of the regional government.

29 ecological and educational events, including:

- 10 events of the international and the national scale;

- 3 events under the agenda of the Volunteer Year declared in Russia in 2018 (the contest of non-profit ecological initiatives "ECO leader - 2018"; a discussion panel for the teachers and NGO leaders "the development of the students' civil responsibility qualities via their participation in volunteer work in the educational institutions of the Autonomous Okrug" as part of the 9th Russian research and practical conference on environmental education and awareness for sustainable development; the Okrug contest of the socially significant ecological projects presented by the representatives of the children's and the youth organizations at the 10th International Environmental Youth Forum "One planet – one future!";

- 11 ecological contests;

Environmental contests – 11.

Total number of participants of the main program events of the Action organized by the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra – 409 thousand.

           Participants:

representatives of 47 subjects of the RF, 58 foreign countries and the former Soviet Union States,

22 municipalities of the Autonomous Okrug;

Total number of the municipal events participants of the 2018 Action - 198 thousand.

Total number of the 2018 Action participants - 607 thousand, involvement rate - 37% of the total population of Ugra .

Information support for the project

         The preparation, organization and the results of the events were widely covered by mass media, an advertising campaign was organized, the press center operated throughout the whole period of the Action:

ü information updates were regularly published on the web sire of the Ugra Prirodnadzor www.prirodnadzor.admhmao.ru and the web sites of the non-government ecological associations of Ugra www.югра-эко.рф;

ü in accordance with the Ugra Prirodnadzor plan for the media coverage of the events of the 16th IEA "Save and Preserve":

- there were two press conferences with the participation of the Ugra Prirodnadzor Head S.V. Pikunov (the announcement of the Action's events and the summing up of the main results of the program events of the 2018 Action);

ü - the Action's press-center gave regular coverage of the preparation and the main events of the Action from April to June 2018; 40 press-releases have been published; the information was distributed to:

information agencies - 5;

printed media - 52;

radio stations - 8;

radio and TV channels -39;

non-government organizations - 93;

university media of the USFU and Tyumen -15;

federal media - 7;

ecological media - 10;

ecology departments of the Ugra municipalities administrations - 22;

Internet media - 5.

ü   In accordance with the media-plan of the Action the Department of Public Relations of the Autonomous Okrug and the Ugra Prirodnadzor published:

- 1,201 information piece on the Action's events, including 1,043 pieces in the regional and the municipal media (861 pieces in the Internet media, 138 – in printed media, and, 44 – on television),

- 154 news items in the federal media,

- 4 news items in the foreign media.

ü During the period of the operation of the 16th International Ecological Action "Save and Preserve" the regional branch of the Russian Amateur Radio Union transmitted information about the Action via their radio stations. There were 24,009 radio calls between the radio hams from 100 countries of the world. Total number of various radio hams call-signs logged - 8,130:

Europe - 18,581 radio calls;

Asia - 5,227 radio calls;

Africa - 11 radio calls;

North America - 110 radio calls;

Oceania and Australia - 63 radio calls;

South America - 17 radio calls.

Опубликовано: 06.11.2018 11:43        Обновлено: 06.11.2018 11:43