A forum dedicated to the protection of nature has united manufacturers and ecologists
The 7th Ecological forum was held in one of the northern Russian cities - Murmansk on 15th and 16th of November. Nornickel, a Russian mining and metallurgical company, was the organiser of the event.
Bellona, being an independent non-profit organisation, which works towards attaining a better ecological understanding, was used to criticise the Murmansk region of Russia quite aggressively in the past. However, over the course of time, the situation in the region has changed. The initiatives taken by Kola GMK, a subsidiary company of Nornickel, were aimed at achieving a fast ecological recovery in the Murmansk region despite its challenging location in the north.