Employees Kirzinskogo federal reserve in the Novosibirsk region planted 600 hectares of land seeded crops to support wildlife winter fodder shortage, told RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the Sayano-Shushenskaya Reserve through the federal reserve Kirzinsky Vyacheslav Yarmolik.
According to the director, the field in reserve "can not be called obese." In addition, the dry and hot summer has meant that in the nature of feed wild animals is not enough. To have a good winter, they need human help. Employees of the environmental organization to harvest wild food for the winter. At the same time, do not just mow hay, and sow the crop plants, process them and clean. As the director of this is the most ambitious reform in the biotech protected area of federal significance in Russia, unique in the country is not there.
"Last year, we planted 50 acres, and saw that it has brought a tremendous effect on the field was about 500 head of deer. This year we remediated 600 hectares of abandoned land that is overgrown with weeds and bushes, and planted their six crops that are adapted to our conditions and are suitable for feeding wild animals. This oats, peas, barley, sunflower four fields, which we consider the best crop for wildlife, as well as alfalfa and canola. in Russia in other sanctuaries and nature reserves such do not, a primary focus of protected areas — protection of the territory, "- said Yarmolik.
He added that all the experts coming winter will be monitored, and the closer to spring estimate how crop areas in need of optimization in the direction of reducing or increasing. According to the interlocutor, with this year planted 600 hectares of arable land will be a significant effect: enough oats and peas, wild boar, roe deer forage grasses.
"This means, in the winter the animals are well fed and do not go beyond the limits of the protected area in search of food," — experts say.
As the interlocutor, sunflower, alfalfa, canola remain on the field. Oats, barley, peas and environmental clean and harvested for winter fodder forage for wildlife.
"Wild boar without feeding in Siberian conditions will not survive," — said the deputy director.
As the environmentalists, the increase in crop this year as we needed the spring was still unaware that this summer will be so dry.
Kirzinsky Reserve — the only natural reserve of federal jurisdiction in the Novosibirsk region, was established in 1958, with an area of nearly 120 hectares. The reserve was established for the protection of wetlands of international importance as waterfowl habitat. In addition it is intended to preserve, restore, reproduction major game species and their habitats. Reserve also need to protect the sites of mass concentrations of waterfowl and marsh game and their migration routes, and for the preservation, reproduction and recovery of rare and endangered species, conservation of typical steppe landscape.