In accordance with the Federal Law ‘On specially protected nature territories’ a differentiated protection regime is established in the area of the National Park with regard to specific nature, historical and cultural and other features and according to the demarcated functional zones in the territory.
Protection of the nature complexes and objects on the territory of Paanajarvi National Park is carried out by guard service consisting of 15 state rangers.
Deputy director of the Park is the head of the guard service.
Responsibilities of the guard service imply protection of forests (from forest fires as well), protection of wild life, of fish resources, control of compliance with the rules of visiting the nature territory, protection of historical and cultural monuments.
The National Park exercises the protection activities independently and also uses the assistance of other conservationist organizations, as well as state organs of internal affairs and border guards.
Groups of 3-4 state rangers make rounds of the Park’s territory day and night. During the fire-hazardous period and in the peak tourist season the shift groups are increased to 5 rangers.
A mobile squad of three state rangers has been formed. It is equipped with cross-country vehicles UAZ, motor boats, snowmobiles, binoculars, photo cameras, skis, cellular phones, walky-talkies. All employees in the Park carry walky-talkies to have permanent communication with the central office.
Rangers of the Park register and document all violations of rules of visiting the National Park.
Fishing in prohibited places and unauthorized visiting of restricted zone are the most frequent violations of protection regime.