Russia and Mongolia will create three transboundary biosphere reserve

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Russia and Mongolia plan to create three transboundary protected areas: in the TRANS-Baikal region, Buryatia and the Altai Republic, told RIA Novosti the Minister of natural resources and ecology of Russia Sergey Donskoy on the eve of the meeting of the Russian-Mongolian intergovernmental Commission.

«We plan to create three new transboundary protected areas. Perhaps in the future there will be more. We hope to expand cooperation in the examination of certain species of animals, constantly migrating through the state border of Russia and Mongolia» – said Donskoy.

According to him, the first cross-border reserve «Istoki Amura» will appear in Zabaykalsky Krai. It consists of a security zone Sokhondinskii reserve with an area of more than 318 thousand hectares, which will connect the reserve with the Mongolian national Park «Onon-Balwinski».

«Second, the cross-border territory is created in Buryatia with the purpose of preserving the biological diversity of ecosystems of the Tunkinskaya valley and Praobably. It will be located within the Russian national Park «Tunkinsky» and the Mongolian national Park «Khubsugul», – the Minister added.

As said the don, the third border area will be created from the national Park «Saylyugemskiy» in the Altai Republic and reserve «Selham» in Mongolia. It should provide for climatisatie animals on the ridge saylyugem and surrounding areas.

Purpose and history

As explained by don, the establishment of joint protected areas will enable the two countries to conduct long-term ecological monitoring and study of nature.

«Many questions will be solved in the field of protection of flora and fauna, including activities on restoration and reproduction of rare and endangered species of plants and animals,» – said the Agency interlocutor.

As the Minister said, more than 20 years ago was created the Russian-Mongolian-Chinese international protected area «Dauria», which includes the nature reserve «Dauria» in Chita oblast, the Chinese reserve «Dalainor» and reserve «Mongol daguur».

In addition, seven years ago, was created the Russian-Mongolian transboundary reserve «UVS Nuur basin». It includes the reserve «UVS Nuur basin» in the South of Tuva and the Mongolian reserve «UVS Nuur». The total area of the transboundary nature reserve, declared a UNESCO world heritage site is 898 hectares.