Bears: how not to bother them? Research continues in South Kamchatka Federal Reserve.

29.07.2020

Bears: how not to bother them? Research continues in South Kamchatka Federal Reserve.

Sustainable tourism program on bear sloth behavior observation around Kurile Lake is carried out within the environmental project “Brown bear and human – well balanced neighborhood in South Kamchatka”. This research is supported by Presidential Grants Fund.

Penelope awaits while Veter is rambling: foxes filming continued

09.07.2020

Penelope awaits while Veter is rambling: foxes filming continued

Each fox family is usually an object for separate observation because the interfamily relations are always different. Several years ago the mother and her elder daughter who has already had her own cubs united and formed a certain kindergarten for youngsters. Sometimes the father takes an active role in pups’ upbringing – he brings food and plays with the young.  

Education program for families launched on the Kurile lake

06.07.2020

Education program for families launched on the Kurile lake

Participants come from next to South Kamchatka Federal Reserve territories – Ozernovskiy, Pauzhetka and Zaporozhye settlements. Parents and their children headed towards the preserved lake to get to know some new facts about Kamchatka nature, flora and fauna of South Kamchatka and learn the basic safety rules on being good neighbors with bears. Kronotsky reserve experts help them with it all.

Kronotsky reserve reopened for visitors again

05.07.2020

Kronotsky reserve reopened for visitors again

After a spell of rains along the whole biosphere reserve territory the natural fire danger class has been degraded. Kamchatka residents can already visit the reserve while there are still restrictions for visitors from other regions till July, 15th.  

A set of precision instruments for Chukotka lakes exploration has been prepared by Russian scientists

29.06.2020

A set of precision instruments for Chukotka lakes exploration has been prepared by Russian scientists

Detailed and extensive research of distant Chukotka lakes ichthyofauna is quite a complicated but attractive challenge from scientific point of view. Besides discovered species common description there is also a number of biochemical experiments carried out, genetic probes taken and an overall lake ecosystem estimation is made. This combines hydrological and hydrobiological research (mostly on fish nutritive base). Important parameters are water-level fluctuations and temperature alterations on different depth levels throughout the year.

A leaflet on bear safety prepared for release in Kamchatka

28.06.2020

A leaflet on bear safety prepared for release in Kamchatka

It has been compiled on the basis of human-bear relationship research which took place in the local settlements in the south of peninsula with the densest bear population. Edition will be published within the project “Brown bear and human – well balanced neighborhood in South Kamchatka”. The leaflet will be free for distribution for the purpose of ecological education.

It’s Fire Season: forests and tundra sites of Kronotsky reserve are temporarily closed for visitors

18.06.2020

It’s Fire Season: forests and tundra sites of Kronotsky reserve are temporarily closed for visitors

Extra fire prevention arrangements implemented along Kronotsky reserve territories due to high natural fire danger class.

Project team “Kamchatka. The Foxes Tale.” makes the films main characters suspicious.

09.06.2020

Project team “Kamchatka. The Foxes Tale.” makes the films main characters suspicious.

Documentary footage of the red skulk inhabiting the nature reserve continues around lake Kronotskoye. Foxes are currently in the spell of big charge of their newly born cubs hence behave very suspicious about any visitors coming around. Which is why all the film-making processes are held very delicately.

Journalist Maria Netrebenko – awardee of “Living Taiga” contest

07.06.2020

Journalist Maria Netrebenko – awardee of “Living Taiga” contest

Maria became one of the winners of the far-east competition for environmental journalists. The jury acknowledged her top position in “Wildlife Sanctuary” nomination. Although Masha has only spent six months in Kamchatka her influence on the people-wildlife relations was significant. Her reports from South Kamchatka Federal Sanctuary and Kronotsky reserve grabbed attention of both Kamchatka locals and people all over Russia.

New pulsating spring emerged in the Valley of Geysers

01.06.2020

New pulsating spring emerged in the Valley of Geysers

A strong hot water fountain gushes forth rising over 2m high. Just a couple of days ago there has literally been just a little crack with steam over it at this point.