Rosneft seismic near the Russian Arctic will control

Seismic surveys, which the company "Rosneft" is planning to close to the national park "Russian Arctic" will be monitored by environmentalists, so as not to disrupt the boundaries of existing protected areas, said Wednesday the director of the National Park Roman Ershov.

"We recently received a set of documents for approval to site boundaries seismic, which runs within the license area, dedicated" Rosneft "and we control the border to plot seismic or production does not go beyond the boundaries of the national park … No economic activity in the park," Rosneft " No messages will be "- said Ershov at

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Pupils will study Buryatia baykalovedenie by a unique textbook

Unique training kit with maps of the living world, protected areas and secrets of Lake Baikal, including the online version is presented in Ulan-Ude on Thursday to teachers and the public, according to RIA Novosti, the representative of the government.

The Ministry of Education and Science of Buryatia recommended set as a training course for primary and secondary school age, it is the first textbook of its kind which has received a recommendation.

"The set was called" Baikal Box ", it is designed as a guide for junior and middle classes, teachers and parents. Main goal — to raise awareness

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In Australias largest open network of water reserves

Leaders of Australia officially announced the creation and opening of the world's largest network morskihzapovednikov, which are designed to protect more than 2.3 million km2 area covered by ocean ecosystems.

Reserves opening was preceded by years of planning and consultation with ecologists and biologists. And now the list of flora and fauna, placed under protection, greatly expanded. In the list of many endangered species (blue whale, the green turtle, the gray nurse shark, dugong), habitat is constantly shrinking due to human intervention and climate change. Opening a network of reserves is broadly supported public because most people in

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Third giraffe died at the zoo Swarms stream from pulmonary edema

Third giraffe died in Krasnoyarsk zoo "Swarms stream" because of pulmonary edema, told reporters on Friday, the chief veterinarian of Krasnoyarsk Sergei Bortko.

The first giraffe — male — died at the zoo on September 26, October 2, died another giraffe — female. The zoo said that the male died due to a congenital liver disease, female — as a result of stress. Third giraffe died on 14 October. Immediately thereafter, the zoo director was removed from his post. Investigation into the cause of death of animals is controlled by the governor.

"Female Fun died from respiratory failure due

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Debris on the bottom of the Arctic in a decade has doubled

Scientists have found two times more debris on the sea floor in the Arctic, which has accumulated here over the past decade, said biologist and deep-sea expert at the Institute of Polar Research Alfred Wegener (AWI, Germany) Melanie Bergman (Melanie Bergmann).

Bergman findings, published in the scientific journal "Bulletin of Marine Pollution", is based on the analysis of images of the Arctic seabed, made deep observatory AWI Hausgarten.

Studied 2.1 thousand images of the seabed at a depth of 2.5 thousand meters achieved in eastern Fram Strait in the Arctic expeditions Hausgarten. Photography was automatically every 30 seconds.

"When I

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Natural Park for the Red Birds will create in Karachay-Cherkessia

OJSC "Resorts of the North Caucasus" and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiated the creation of the natural park "Ahmed Rock" in Karachay-Cherkessia (KCR) for the protection of middle mountain landscapes and the conservation of birds listed in the Red Book of Russia, said on Thursday the press office the head of the republic.

Ridge territory Ahmed Rock "is a key ornithological territory of Russia of international importance, the site important for the breeding of rare species of birds", — the press service quoted a senior coordinator of the regional branch of "Russian Caucasus" WWF Russia Roman Mnatsekanova.

In particular,

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Nearly three thousand leopards killed by poachers in India for 10 years

Nearly three thousand leopards killed by poachers in India from 2001 to 2010, the report said anti-poaching programs TRAFFIC.

The report was made public at the next 11th session of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which these days is held in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

The leopard is listed in the Red Book (IUCN), in 1972 banned trade in skins of these predators. However, as the report notes, the black market continues to grow skin. Environmentalists have analyzed official data on seizures of smuggled skins and cases of murder of Red Animal poachers, and have included in their

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Third month giraffe died in Krasnoyarsk zoo

Third month giraffe died in Krasnoyarsk park flora and fauna "Swarms creek" park director removed from office, told RIA Novosti spokesman for Mayor Michael Kargopolov Krasnoyarsk.

"On Sunday afternoon died third giraffe — female fun. Mayor Edkham Akbulatov commissioned a special committee, comprising representatives of the public, members and professionals who establish the cause of death of animals. Situation is controlled by the governor. On inspection period zoo director removed from office , "- said the source.

The zoo does not comment on the situation.

The first animal died on September 26, October 2, died another giraffe. Earlier it was

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Cause of death in the Krasnoyarsk zoo giraffe is not yet known

Official results of the examination into the death in a week of two giraffes in the Krasnoyarsk park flora and fauna "Swarms stream" will be announced no earlier than October 12, RIA Novosti chief veterinarian Park Alexander Pinchuk.

Male and a female died in a zoo in the week. A special commission to investigate the cause of death of animals. Previously reported that the park's director said a possible cause of death of a male giraffe heart failure, and females — stress due to conflicting relations with another female.

"According to preliminary data of the cause of death of the

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Dam threatens the integrity of the ecosystem of the Mekong

On the Mekong River in China was recently built and modern hydroelectric dam Niozhadu, fifth in the province of Yunnan. Experts believe that such construction irreparable damage to the ecosystem of the river.

River hydrological system are enough to change the previous four dams considerably slowed down the process of reproduction and movement of nutrients to the river people, changed the order of formation of river sediments. Significantly changed the Mekong Delta, the longest waterway in Southeast Asia (~ 4500 km), where more than 700 species of freshwater fish, many of which are on the verge of extinction, such

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