Medvedev approved a program for the protection of the environment up to 2020

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev utverdilgosudarstvennuyu program "Environment" for 2012-2020, which should form the basis of the key environmental issues in the country.

It is assumed that the program will be reduced by 2.7 times the number of cities with high and very high levels of pollution. Elimination of accumulated environmental damage will reduce more than five times the number of Russians living in areas with poor environmental conditions for life. At the same time 13.5% of the Russian territory is occupied by protected areas at all levels.

Earlier it was reported that the total funding for the program is about 335.9 billion.

The program will be implemented such key areas as the regulation of the quality of the environment, conservation, support of scientific research in the Antarctic, as well as raising the level of state control and state expertise in the field of environmental protection. In addition, the program plans to implement measures for the federal program "Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory in the 2012-2020 years."

Responsible executive program is the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, participants in the program — Russian Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, RPN, Roshydromet, Water Management, Rosrybolovstvo, Rosnedra, the press service said.

Medvedev ordered to form a buffer zone "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.

Medvedev signed a decree on the establishment of national park FSBI "Saylyugemsky"

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the establishment of State Organization National Park "Saylyugemsky," the press service of the government.

The document, signed by Medvedev, creates the legal basis for the main tasks of the National Park "Saylyugemsky" as environmental agencies, states in the release.

This document was prepared by Ministry of Russia for the performance of a government, which established national park Saylyugemsky in the Altai Republic in 2010 to save the Red plants and animals. In the park, which consists of lots "Saylyugem", "Ulandryk" and "Argut" inhabits the largest population of argali in the area of cross-border of Russia and Mongolia (500-600 individuals).

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