Year of protected areas declared in the Amur

Game wardens, environmentalists and authorities of the Amur region announced a Year of protected areas (PAs) in the Amur region, said WWF Russia.

Year of PAs in the Amur region started in Blagoveshchensk with conservation measures squads "Leopard", the International Day of wetlands.

"This year is really unique in the number of important dates relating to the conservation of the Amur region. This year anniversaries at once in 12 protected areas. Jubilees — all three reserves: Zeisko Khingansky and executed at 50 years, Norsk — 15 years. Old individuals Guarded territory Amur — Khingan-Arharinsky Federal Reserve — will mark the 55th anniversary of the establishment "- said the coordinator of the Amur branch of WWF Russia's Svetlana Titova PA.

In addition, various anniversaries celebrated sanctuaries and eight regional significance and regional environmental NGO "AmurSoES" celebrates 20th anniversary.

In honor of the heroes of the day throughout the year in collaboration with the regional government, the Department of Wildlife and Protected Areas Directorate, universities and reserves will be holding a series of events.

In the first days of February, students squads Conservation "Bars" with game wardens and members of the regional children's library held a quiz Blagoveshchensk students.

In the lobby of Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University, an exhibition of the best works of the regional contest of children's drawings of "reserve trails." To the competition from all over the region received more than 1.8 thousand job explaining reserves and sanctuaries.

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