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Baikalsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve

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Baikalsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve

The area of this nature reserve is 165,700 hectares [ha] (409,000 acres). It is a habitat of dark pine taiga (silver fir, cedar, spruce), thin forests, Siberian Dwarf Pine and rhododendron underbrush, subalpine meadows, and alpine tundras. The Baikal Nature Reserve is home to 812 kinds of plants, 49 types of mammals, 272 birds, 3 reptiles, 3 amphibians, and 7 types of fish. The reserve is also home to East Siberian brown bear, Baikal lynx, wolverine, otter, osprey, and golden eagle.

Baikalsky nature biosphere Reserve is a nature reserve on the southeast shore of Lake Baikal, in southern Buryatia, Russia. Also called Baikal Zapovednik, it was established in 1969 for preserving the nature along the lake and the neighbouring central part of the Chamar-Daban Range.

The Baikal Nature Reserve is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (also see List of biosphere reserves in the Russian Federation). The reserve is also a part of the Lake Baikal World Heritage Site.

The activities are aimed at protection of specially protected natural areas (PAs) for the conservation of biological diversity and the maintenance of the protected natural complexes and objects in their natural state; – organization and conduct of scientific research in PAs and adjacent territories;- environmental monitoring; – environmental education; – development of ecotourism; participation in the state environmental impact assessment of projects and schemes for the placement of economic and other objects; assistance in the training of scientific personnel and specialists in the field of environmental protection.

It is engaged in the assessment of ecosystem, fauna, mammals, population genetics/population dynamics, in vegetation studies/plant cover.

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Baikalsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve

It is also involved in testing and introducing on the territory of the buffer zone of the Baikal State Natural Biosphere Reserve methods of environmental management that do not destroy the environment and do not deplete biological resources.

Project coordinator at the Baikalsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve

Ms. Irina Kozyr

phone: +7 30138 93741

ivkoz@mail.ru

Yury Anisimov

yanisimov@mail.ru