In Kalmykia, a major fire in the reserve: the animals were killed

16,000 acres burned in the reserve "black earth" in Kalmykia, toldIA REGNUMAugust 5, in the press service of the republican government.

At the reserve constantly lives in the country's largest population of saiga antelopes and other animals, some of whom died in the Burning Steppes.

The situation is complicated in the conservation area: from the funds allocated for fire fighting, there are only tank with pump and backpack sprayers, off-road, from the nearest district center — n Yashkul to fire brigade have to travel for three hours.

Currently, the decision on the operational administration of the protected zone interaction with the MOE and the executive authorities of the region and the municipalities, design regulations and direction calculations Ministry of Russia for damages from the fire element.

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