Russian shipyard planned in Gulf of Finland close to RAMSAR area

Russia is planning for a new shipyard in Primorsk, Gulf of Finland. The planned localization will be close to the Russian RAMSAR site “Birch Islands”, an area most important for bird protection and bird migration (e.g. whopper swan). Important local nature conservation and recreational values are also threatened by the plans. CCB proposes, in a letter to the Russian Prime Minister and Governor of Leningrad Oblast, to consider alternative localization of the shipyard, to minimize the impact on international and regional nature conservation values.