Two new national parks - “Call of the Taiga” and “Udegei Legend” - created for tiger conservation in the Russian Far East.
The year 2006 marks the 90 th anniversary of Russia ’s zapovednik system. Reserve staffers get their own day – November 12.
The Primorye Court reopens case demanding environmental assessment of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline and terminal.
The European bison breeding center in Prioksky-Terrasny Zapovednik welcomes its 11th baby bison this year.
The Great Baikal Trail opens 170 kilometers of forest trails around Lake Baikal
International conference on the History of Conservation in Protected Areas to be held September 5-9, 2005 in Belogorie Zapovednik
Help stop canal construction in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta, where pristine wetlands are preserved in Dunaisky Biosphere Zapovednik!
Picture for future management of Russia’s Protected Areas becomes
Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources Restructured and Under
Protected forests in Russia now vulnerable with passing
of new Forest Code
December 2003 Telegram Sends Shockwaves Through Russia's Nature Reserves
and National Parks
In July 2003, UNESCO declared Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina Zapovednik (Tuva
Republic) a World Heritage Site, bringing the total number in Russia to
"The Russian Minstry of Natural Resources demonstrates its commitment
to protected areas by approving a strategic plan in April 2003 for developing
the zapovednik and national parks system."
Russia's Prime Minister Kosyanov signs a decree supporting creation
of nine new zapovedniks and 12 new national parks by the year 2010.
Don't miss the June issue of Smithsonian Magazine featuring Russia's
Zapovednik system with photos by Wild Russia contributors, Igor Shpilenok
and Laura Williams!