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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Autonomous non-profit organization - National Information Agency "Natural Resources" (NIA-Priroda) was established pursuant to the order 170 of 23.10.97 of the Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation (certificate 69053 of 01.12.97 of the Moscow Registration Chamber, publishing license 071947 of 26.07.99 ).


Main tasks: 

explanation of policies and coverage of the MNR of Russia and the departments of natural-resource system in mass media;
information and analytical support to the MNR of Russia to ensure coordination of natural-resource system;
rapid dissemination of organizational and administrative information and regulatory guidance documents of MNR and other departments of the environmental sector;
formation and development of inter-agency information exchange system in the natural resource complex;
preparation, issue and dissemination of publications for the system of ministries and departments of the natural resources sector;
interaction with the media and press services of state bodies;
dissemination of relevant and reliable information on the status of natural resources and environment through their own media;
ensuring public participation in the preparation and making of management decisions;
information and publishing support of federal and regional executive authorities;
development and introduction of modern methods and means of accumulation, collection, analysis, processing and dissemination of information on natural resource and socio-environmental issues;
comprehensive and detailed analysis of natural-resource system;
preparation of analytical materials, reports and background information;
participation in the preparation of conceptual and policy instruments for environmental management;
analyze, synthesize and disseminate the experience of the work carried out in regions of the Federation;
outreach activities among Russia and foreign public;
information and legal support of the population;
monitoring of public opinion and media publications;
organization of information interchange among natural resource agencies of the CIS countries and support of international cooperation in the field of environmental management.
design, full color printing, CD-ROM;
preparation of analytical reviews of specific targets upon individual requests.

Information Resources

data on each type of natural resources and environment for all regions in the Russian Federation;
statistical, cartographic, bibliographic and other data on natural-resource potential at inter-state and national levels;
international conventions and agreements;
laws and regulations;
regulatory and procedural documents;
information and reference materials;
expert-analytical materials;
practical recommendations on the organization of environmental and conservation activities;
reviews of scientific and technical literature;
The status and prospects of research in the natural resource complex;
trends in world markets, natural raw materials;
forecasting of production (production) and consumption of natural resources in Russia;
advanced and promising technologies and know-how in the field of environmental management;
digests for general public and data on central and regional environmental media;
educational materials and data on technical means of education;
socially significant and event information;
information on organizations, departments, groups and individual scientists and professionals working in environmental sector;
information on international and Russian non-governmental organizations;
information on international, interstate, regional and other events (meetings, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, fairs, etc.).

Major projects and programs:

Support of WWW-servers with continuous updating of news items:
National portal "Nature of Russia" (www.priroda.ru).


All-Russia newspaper "Natural-resource Gazette (subscription code - 33216, circulation 10 thousand copies, A2, lanes 8) with on-line version (www.priroda.ru / gazeta).
Bulletin "The use and protection of natural resources in Russia" (subscription code - 79356, edition 1 thousand copies, volume 20 pp) (www.priroda.ru / bulletin).

Projects and publications:

Over 12 years of activity, NIA-Priroda has prepared and published about 700 titles of books, including:
Public Reports On the status and use of water resources of the Russian Federation" for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
Public Reports on the state of environment in the Moscow region in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
Public Reports on the state of environment in Moscow for 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Public Reports on the State Environmental Protection of Volgograd oblast (2003).
Public Report On the status and protection of the environment in Krasnoyarsk area (2002).
Atlas of the Federal Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia "(2002), received the prize of the RF Government (2005) and the prize of A.N. Kosygin (2003).
Encyclopedic reference of Natural Resources and Environment of the Lipetsk oblast, Bryansk oblast in the multivolume series "Natural Resources and Environment of RF regions .Award A.N. Kosygin (2009).
Participated as one of the main executors in the preparation of National Atlas of Russia "Natural Resources", Volume II (2007).
the Atlas of the Republic of Tatarstan (2005).
"Atlas of Water Resources of Russia" (2006).
Investigation of statistical indicators of the environmental assessment and natural resources use (2002).
Analytical report "Natural Resources and Environment of Russia" (1998, 2003).
Scientific rationale of regulations for the protection of the people and the environment through a systematic risk analysis to improve the regulatory framework (2002).
Collection "Normative and methodical documents of Russia: natural resources and environment" (10 volumes) (1998).
Reports on the results and main activities of the Russian Committee for Water Resources (2006-2008, 2007-2009).
Statistics publication "Water Resources of Russia" (2006, 2007, 2008).
Legislation of Russia: natural resources and environment (v. 1, 2) (2001).
Comments to the legislative acts of Russia (v. 1.2) (1998).
International agreements with Russia's participation (v. 1, 2) (1998).
Federal target program on natural resources and associated areas (2000).
Collection of normative-methodical, reference and cartographic materials on nature protection in Moscow region (v. 1, 2) (1997).
Public information support on natural resources and environmental protection (2000).
Dictionary-reference book "Natural Resources and the Environment" (2001).
A practical guide to drafting the section "Environmental Protection" (2002).
Statistical Yearbook "Protected areas of Russia" (2003).
Directory for 18 CDs on Natural Resources and Environment in Russian Central Federal District (2003).
Reference book Technologies for restoration of soil contaminated by petroleum and its products (2001).
Red Book of RF regions (2003).
Moscow region: natural resources, their capacity (2004).
A popular report on the state of the environment in Russia "Environment in Russia at the turn of the century" (2004).
Analytical report "Hunting Resources of Russia" (2004).
Nature of Odintsovo Territory (2005).
The popular guide for the public about caring for the water (2005).
Analytical report "Non-wood resources of Russia" (2005).
Statistical Handbook "Forest fires in Russia" (2005).
Environmental rights and duties of citizens (2005).
Manual on school environmental monitoring (2006).
Toolkit for the population on treatment of solid municipal wastes (2006).
Wildlife protection: Theory and Practice (2006).
Russian register of waterworks (2006, 2007, 2008).

NIA "Priroda" has the following distinctions:
The merit certificate of the Moscow Government on the occasion of the 15-year anniversary of environmental agencies;
Diploma (MNR of Russia, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education) of environmental education review, 2001;
Diploma of the Winner of All-Russia competition "Ecology of Russia - 2001";
Special Diploma of the All-Russia competition "Nature and Man";
The merit certificate of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria for organizing and hosting the symposium "Ecology - 2003";
Diploma of the All-Russia competition of journalists, 2002;
Diploma of the Union of Journalists of Russia, 2002;
Diploma of National Education ecological prize "Birchbark manuscript", 2003;
Medal of the International Competition "Environmentally Safe Products", 2003;
Diploma of the Federal Assembly "For the best coverage of the State Duma in 2003" (B. V. Gryzlov);
Diploma of the A. N. Kosygins Prize Laureate, 2004 and 2008
Diploma of the Laureate of the RF Government Prize in Science and Technology, 2005.

Other projects:
Development of federal-regional inventory of natural resources:
Organization of e-library.

Director of the NIA-Priroda:
Ph.D., prof. Member of International and Russian Environmental Academies
Winner of the RF Government Prize in Science and Technology
Nicholay G. Rybalskyi

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