Development of integration in rational nature management and environmental protection in the Barents Region Euro-Arctic Region
The article analyzes the integration results in the field of rational nature management and environmental protection in the international regional organization - the Barents Euro-Arctic Region (BEAR) for the 22 years of its history in aspects of social, environmental and economic performance in the context of sustainable development of the region and the participating countries. In the historical aspect a description of the prerequisites, qualifying features and actors of the integration process is given. It is proved that the integration regarding environmental issues is the most intense and mutually beneficial. On the basis of strategic analysis of external factors and the environmental situation in the Russian part of the Barents Region the main directions of integration development in the field of nature management and environmental protection are substantiated.