(Helsinki, Finland) – Following a UNESCO decision last November to list UNESCO’s World Heritage List areas as protected areas, it is a right step towards preserving the environment around Estonia, Finland and the surrounding region.
Estonia sees the listing as a guarantee that risks at least maintain its natural-cultural life, while simultaneously increasing its marketability. That is another reason why Estonia decided to be the first of any Baltic or Nordic country to actively support the Nordic Foundation to fund further environmental conservation.
The legislation establishing protection areas will, among other things, apply to ecosystems that provide food for the local population, and that also provide attractive natural scenery.
These natural features can represent how nature provides cultural knowledge. According to Estonian Ministry of Culture:
In its estimation, important natural and cultural conditions make the Baltic Sea unique and they could provide answers to questions such as how the habitants of an area interact with its natural resources, and whether it is vital to continue biodiversity in natural areas in which no man has lived before.
The artificial barrier structures in Lake Peipus, and their ecological hazards, also make Estonia’s near-northern lake, an interesting subject of research. Also, the history, culture and the memorials of Ukraine must be recognized.
In a meandering paper, the authors emphasize that some of the important cultural achievements of the region:
They are found in communication tools, clothing, soap, pottery, war signs, invitations, beautiful stone type, and coins;
There is a wide variety of music and art and national literature can be traced back to this region, and that cultural heritage has a universal appeal.