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...
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.
Two citizens of Syria and a citizen of Azerbaijan were caught in the Kamyzyaksky steppe with Lake Ulug-Kol area of the reserve on September 8th. They hunted the falcons — birds enlisted in the Red Data Book.
Weekends for inspectors of Orenburg nature reserve in fire-hazardous season are usually not calm. The fire near the Pred-Ural Steppe wasn’t allowed to the reserve area on September 3. The steppe fire found in the Aituar steppe in the evening of 5th September was localized and extinguished to the morning of 6th September.
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.
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.
In the monograph it is generalized complex materials about researches of mountainous forest-steppe landscapes in South Ural, aimed to prove and establish mountainous a state reservation «Shaytan-Tau» in Orenburgskaya oblast.