This website was created and is supported by the UNDP / GEF / Ministry of Russia project "Improving the coverage and management efficiency of protected areas in the steppe biome of Russia"
The site is devoted to conservation, restoration and sustainable use of steppe ecosystems and steppe plant and animal species
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...
The celebration of the Steppe Day in Kalmykia started on April 17. The most active participator was the Black Earth reserve. The staff of the reserve made lessons in schools devoted to steppe and its conservation under support of the UNDP/GEF Steppe project in Russia.
The steppe fires appear in Zabaikalsky Krai and in the vicinity of the Daursky nature reserve every year. The spring of 2015 was not the exception. The inspectors of reserve in collaboration with neighbor settlements became to extinguish the fires from March 21. In April the fires were widely distributed in the krai. Fortunately the reserve ind its wildlife refuges were on the whole saved.
The monograph summarizes data of the author and the Institute of Steppe UB RAS prepared in the projecting period, organization and the beginning period of the state environmental reservation “Orenburgsky” activity. There is given a complex landscape-ecological characteristics of four plots of the reservation.