In Russia in 2017 will create two national Park and two nature reserves

В России в 2017 году создадут два нацпарка и два заповедника

Two national parks and many national parks will be opened in Russia in the year of the environment in 2017, told reporters the Deputy Director of Department of state policy and regulation in the sphere of environmental protection Ministry of Russia Vsevolod Stepanitsky.

In 2017 marks 100 years since the creation of the first Russian state nature reserve. It began with the history of the Federal system of especially protected natural territories (SPNT).

“Year of the environment and the year of specially protected natural areas… will be marked by the creation of new national parks and reserves. I think most of the real decisions to be made next year… is the creation of a national Park Saylyugemskiy in the Ulyanovsk region, the state nature reserve “Ingermanlandsky” in the Leningrad region, state natural reserve “Vasyugan” in the Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions and enlarged several other protected areas (specially protected natural territories — ed), the creation of the Federal reserve in the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands, a national Park “Ladoga skerries” in Karelia. We hope that this will be done in 2017,” — said Stepanitsky.

He added that since the management of environmental activities in Russia is constantly increasing the number of national Park, nature reserves and other specially protected natural areas, especially intensive network developed after 1992. In 2016, established the national Park of Kislovodsk in the Stavropol region, was expanded territory of the national Park “Russian Arctic”, which became the largest protected areas.

Today in Russia 12.9 thousand protected areas of different categories with a total area of 204 million hectares, 11.9% of the total area of the country. The basis of the protected area system 103 consists of state nature reserves, 50 national parks and Federal wildlife areas 59.

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