National Park "Shantarsky island" area of 460 hectares can be formed this year in Tuguro-Chumikansky district of the Khabarovsk Territory, reported Friday on the website of the regional government.
Shantarsky Islands — an archipelago in the Sea of Okhotsk, where nature is preserved almost intact. The islands inhabited by about 200 species of birds, bears, seals, many fish in Shantar can see whales.
"At present we are working on the formation of the national park" Shantarsky Island ", in 2012, had carried out a comprehensive environmental survey of the island, a positive conclusion of the state ecological expertise. All necessary approvals at the federal level will be completed by the summer of this year," — quoted by Online words of the chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection Regional MEP Victor Bardyuka.
It is noted that in the Khabarovsk Territory today there one national park "Anyuisky" and six state nature reserves — "Bolshekhekhtsirsky", "Komsomol", "Bureinsky", "Dzhugdzhursky", "Botchinsky", "Bolonsky."
"The creation and development of reserves is almost the only way to preserve wildlife in its original form, to carry out scientific research, including those aimed at the conservation of rare and endangered species of animals and plants, and to develop eco-tourism and environmental education," — said Bardyuk.