Ecological Regions of Kronotsky Reserve

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The coastal part of Kronotsky Reserve belongs to the Eastern-Kamchatka forest-shrub, tundra-marsh ecological region of Primorye, while the remainder of the territory is part of the Eastern alpine-tundra-shrub, mountain-volcanic ecological region, close to the forest-tundra of Beringia. Generally, the landscape of the reserve can be called mountain-forest. The diversity of its landscapes gives a nearly full representation of Kamchatka’s nature. Within the reserve, one can find most types of ecosystems distinctive for Kamchatka.

Did You Know

A sea otter's fur is the most expensive in the world. Long ago, there were so many sea otters here that Kronotsky Bay was called «Beaver Sea», but in the mid-18th century they were wiped out.