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