Environmentalists are raising money for a new Altai Reserve

Environmentalists organize fundraising to support the establishment of a new steppe reserve in the Altai region and offer wishing to take the "patronage" of a pair of steppe eagles and follow the fate of the nest, told RIA Novosti, Ilya Smelyansky representative Siberian Environmental Center, participating in the creation of the reserve.

Reserve "Charyshskie step", which is created on the initiative of the district administration Shipunovskogo Plans are under way in the foothills of the Altai (at the junction Shipunovskogo, Kurinskogo and Krasnoschekovskogo regions of Altai Krai). The purpose of creation — to preserve the unique array of prairie and floodplain forest. Nest here such rare birds as the steppe eagle, imperial eagle, golden eagle, white-tailed eagle and owl feather grow Zaleski, bluish iris and peony steppe. The administration of the district and Shipunovskogo Sibecocenter hope that reserve will be established by the end of this year.

"To date, prepared all the necessary documents, but need more costs to the end of the preparatory procedures — about 23 thousand rubles. Amount is small, but, unfortunately, the initiators of the sanctuary now do not have the available funds," — according to the website of the Russian network of study and protection raptors.

"Please help the appearance of the reserve and to take part in fundraising …. For this, you can transfer money (any amount possible for you) to support the creation of the reserve. This can be done through a Google search or by transfer to the account of the organization mentioned on the website Sibecocenter, "- said in a statement.

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As told RIA Novosti, Ilya Smelyansky representing Sibecocenter, to all who donate to the examination of at least one thousand, environmentalists are prepared to "provide" mentoring pair steppe eagles.

"We will inform people about the life of" sponsored "pair fate nests, chicks, send photos and videos. Patronage can be taken on other rare birds that live in the future reserve" — said the source.

Environmentalists are even ready to decorate a slot name plate and give the trustee an exclusive photo chicks against a plate. Other variants of patronage — for example, setting the nest camera traps, or even a web camera to watch the birds in real time.

"Of course, all these activities will be conducted in the slot with a regular monitoring, and does not lead to additional anxiety birds," — he stressed.

According to experts, although most of the Altai region lies in the steppe and forest-steppe zone of the 35 existing regional reserves are only five include large prairie area, of which only three are designed specifically for the conservation of steppe ecosystems.

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