In the Arkhangelsk region created another national park "Onega Pomerania." Resolution of this today signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia reported that the area of the protected area will be 201,668 hectares. In the Park includes coastal area of the Onega Peninsula and Bay waters UNSC White Sea.
The new national park is designed to preserve the old-growth taiga forests of the region and a rare combination of natural systems, and maintain the cultural and lifestyle Pomeranian population.
— Work on the creation of the National Park "Onega Pomerania" was conducted in 1997, and its establishment is an important milestone in the environmental field, — said Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Rinat Gizatulin.
On the establishment of the park said in 2010, but preparatory documents were not ready in time. Therefore, the project has entered a new development concept of protected areas in Russia for the period from 2011 to 2020. Now "Onega Pomerania" has become the 45th national park in Russia.
— We hope that the establishment of the park will enhance the development of tourism in the Onega region and attract investment to the region — said the head of the region Igor Orlov.
In the near future in the field of public hearings on the planned national park to accommodate all proposals northerners.
Today in the Arkhangelsk region there are two national parks — and Kenozersky Vodlozersky, two natural parks — Kozhozero and Seaside, two Federal Reserve — Siya and Franz Josef Land, and Pinezhsky Reserve.