Conservation of steppes in Russia



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Steppes - perhaps the most important for the national economy biome in Russia. It is natural steppe ecosystems formed the basis on which nearly two centuries is based an important part of Russian agriculture. Chernozem and close-to types of soils - the foundation of Russian agriculture, these soils are related to one of the most fertile, formed steppe ecosystem. More...

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Daursky zapovednik helps to homeless raptors

Установка гнездовой платформы для мохноногого курганника. Фото предоставлено Даурским заповедником

Six nesting platforms for Upland Buzzards were built in Daursky zapovednik during spring survey on 26-27 March, 2016.


Third Meeting of Signatories of Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope in Tashkent

Третье совещание стран-участников Меморандума о взаимопонимании относительно сохранения, восстановления и устойчивого использования антилопы сайги, Ташкент, 26-29 октября 2015 г. Фото Б. Убушаева

Third Meeting of Signatories of Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope was staring in Tashkent on October 26, 2015. The meeting will long till October 29 and started with the technical seminar.


Russian and Mongolian conservationists have decided to carry out annual census of Altai argali

Международный экспертный семинар «Проблемы сохранения алтайского горного барана аргали в Алтае-Саянском экорегионе», 28 сентября - 1 октября 2015 г., Республика Алтай. Фото А. Кужлекова

Decision on annual census was a result of International expert meeting “Problems of conservation of Altai argali in Altai-Sayan Ecoregion”, held from September 28 to October 1, 2015 in Altai Republic. The seminar was initiated and supported by the Russian office WWF and Sailughemsky National Park.

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Cranes of Eurasia (Biology, Distribution, Captive Breeding)

Cranes of Eurasia (Biology, Distrubution, Captive Breeding)

Proceedings of the IV International Scientific Conference of “Cranes of Palearctic: Biology, Conservation, Management” include scientific articles on crane biology, distribution, number, migrations, captive breeding, reintroduction, population management, ecological education.

Steppe fires and fire management in steppe protected areas: environmental and conservation aspects

Степные пожары и управление пожарной ситуацией в степных ООПТ

Presented the review of knowledge on environmental role and mechanism of origin and passing of steppe fires, specificity of its influence to main ecosystem components in different scales of space and time and in different conditions.

Steppes of Northern Eurasia: materials of VII International Symposium

The collection is included materials presented on VII International Symposium “Steppes of Northern Eurasia”. The work reflects the most valuable issues of stable steppe development of Northern Eurasia, problems of ecological restoration of steppe nature diversity, inventory of steppe etalons and it represents results of scientific researches in the main steppe science centers.

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Заповедники Оренбуржья Сайт Даурского заповедника Сайт Центрально-Черноземного заповедника Сайт заповедника Черные Земли Экологические проблемы горнодобывающей деятельности на Алтае