Six national parks and two nature reserves will be in Russia in 2012

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In Russia in 2012 will be established two new nature reserves: Ingermanlandsky (Leningrad region) and Shaitan-Tau (Orenburg region). It is also planned to establish six national parks: Beringia (Chukotka), Land of Leopard (Primorsky Krai), Ladoga Skerries (Republic of Karelia), Onega Pomerania (Arkhangelsk region), Chikoy (Amur region), Shantarsky Islands (Khabarovsk Territory). This was reported press service of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources.

Expected to expand the territory of the Sikhote-Alin Reserve (Primorsky Krai), North Ossetia (Republic of North Ossetia-Alania), Astrakhan (Astrakhan region), Theberda (Karachay-Cherkessia), Dagestan (Republic of Dagestan), Hoper (Voronezh region), Caucasian (Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Adygea).

From 2013 to 2019 it is planned to create a reserve for one year, in 2020 — two. The protected areas of the system will operate in the newly created PA: VASIUGAN (Tomsk, Novosibirsk Region, 2013), Barabinskyi (Novosibirsk Region, 2014), Beloozerskij (Tyumen Region, 2015), Dzhidinsky (Republic of Buryatia, 2016), steppe Saratov (Saratov Region, 2017), Srednekurilsky (Sakhalin Region, 2018), Steppenwolf (Omsk Region, 2019), and Tocco Big Bear Islands (Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), 2020).

Five new national parks will be located in the European part of Russia: Sengilevskie mountains (Ulyanovsk region, 2013), Luke Atarskaya (Kirov Region, 2014), Pridesyansky (Bryansk region, 2014), Khibiny (Murmansk Region, 2015), Samur ( The Republic of Dagestan, 2020). In addition, in 2013 it is planned to expand the park Panayarvi in the Murmansk region.

The concept of protected areas of federal significance until 2020 was approved by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Vladimir Putin in December 2011. Its purpose — to improve the efficiency of public administration in the field of organization and functioning of protected areas for sustainable development, environmental safety, protection of biological and landscape diversity, conservation and management of natural and cultural heritage.

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