Medvedev ordered to form a buffer zone of Wrangel Island

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the formation of the buffer zone of the Nature Reserve "Wrangel Island", the press service of the government.

A draft order prepared by Ministry of Russia in accordance with the federal law "On specially protected natural territories", states the release.

The formation of the buffer zone of the Nature Reserve "Wrangel Island" is aimed at preserving the natural environment and the functioning of the coastal island of natural systems in the Arctic, protect polar bear habitats and marine mammals from adverse human impacts, as well as providing conditions for the development of eco-tourism in the Russian Arctic.

State Nature Reserve "Wrangel Island", included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, known as the "Maternity" polar bears. It is also the only Russian breeding population of white goose.

In 2011, the park was chosen as the site for environmental education activities, which will be a pilot project of the program of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the development of nature tourism. However, due to difficulties with the delivery of equipment and materials to the island of the project started to be realized only now.

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