The next stage of the study of rare artiodactyls has been completed in Kronotsky Reserve. Observers have registered many fawns born this year.
The staff of Kronotsky Reserve have published the results of a large-scale summer expedition to collect and classify litter on the coast of South Kamchatka Sanctuary. The main pollutants threatening the lives of marine and coastal animals have been identified.
November 1 is the day when Kronotsky Nature Reserve celebrates its birthday. Established 87 years ago, this specially protected natural area is one of the oldest and most well-known in Russia.
The body mass of brown bears living in the wild will be accurately determined for the first time in the world
Platform scales have been installed in the South Kamchatka Federal Reserve on the shore of the Kuril Lake. Experts expect to learn how the weight of animals changes from the moment they leave the den to the next winter sleep, how it is influenced by the number of salmon spawning, the fishing success of individuals and abundance of vegetable feeds. This is the first such experiment in specially protected natural areas.
The documentary “Nerka. The Red Fish” was first shown in March 2020 and has already received over 80 awards at documentary film festivals around the world. The picture of wild salmon spawning every year in the Kuril Lake on the territory of the South Kamchatka Reserve was named the best media project of 2021 by the RGS experts.
Processing of the data collected by hydro acoustic and aerial surveys will take several months. Thereafter the first results will be analyzed. The information obtained over the next few years will help us to assess an objective state of the natural reserve water body ecosystem, where the largest Asian herd of nerka is reproduced.
Large-scale studies of the lake ecosystem in Southern Kamchatsky Reserve have been started. The lake is the breeding place for Asia's largest herd of valuable wild salmon. The field work is carried out with the use of the latest technologies - hydroacoustic and aerial photography.
For ten days special forces of the Primorskaya aviation, land and forest security base have been fighting the fire. They arrived at the call of the Forestry Agency of Kamchatka Krai. Also the employees of the Reserve and the crew of an MI-8 helicopter of the Vityaz-Aero airline supported them. The fire spread across more than 32,000 hectares. The cause of the fire has not been established yet, but one of the main versions is dry thunderstorms.
Another geyser has appeared in the Kronotsky Reserve. Now there are 58 of them in the Valley of Geysers!