29 december 2012

New step in Arctic ecosystem preservation

The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev signed an order to create a conservation area of state nature reserve Wrangel Island in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and establich federal state unitary enterprise "Sailyugem National park"

In the framework of its direction Ecology, United Russia Party Project St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia annually submits offers to improve eco-effectiveness of the economy to profile ministries and subdepartments. The participants if the II International Conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of RUSSIA. Ecology recommended designing mechanisms to preserve biological diversity of arctic flora and fauna with the possibility of specially protected nature zones network expansion. In accordance with Project participants opinion perfecting the state of the present laws in ecological sector will help to develop effective measures to environment preservation and its rational management.

As the press-service of the Government of the Russian Federation reports, the aim of Wrangel Island state nature reserve conservation area creating is to preserve nature functioning conditions of coastal sea and island Arctic nature complexes, conserve and study typical and unique ecosystems of the island part, secure whitebear and sea mammals habitats from harmful anthropogenic impact and insure conditions for ecotourism development in Russian part of Arctic. The conservation zone of this reserve will be created on the part of contiguous to Wrangel Island Southern coast 12-mile zone of territorial waters and the part of territorial sea of the Russian Federation that does not attribute to the territory of the state nature reserve Wrangel Island and contiguous to reserve territory 24-mile-wide exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation round Wrangel and Herald islands.







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