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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.

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

24.06.2020

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.

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 film's main characters suspicious

09.06.2020

Project team “Kamchatka. The Foxes Tale” makes the film's 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.

The number of wild reindeer is growing in the Kronotsky reserve

05.05.2020

The number of wild reindeer is growing in the Kronotsky reserve

Experts came to such an optimistic conclusion after conducting aerial counts of animals from the Kronotsky-Zhupanovsky herd, the only one preserved in Kamchatka. The key winter pastures of the Red Book animals were examined from a helicopter. According to scientific estimates, in three years the number of wild reindeer has increased by 20%.

The fact that there are geysers in the Kronotsky Reserve became known 79 years ago.

05.05.2020

The fact that there are geysers in the Kronotsky Reserve became known 79 years ago.

April 14, 1941 was included in the calendar of memorial dates of Kamchatka as the day of one of the greatest geographical discoveries of the twentieth century. The first geyser in the specially protected area, was discovered by the reserve’s employees - geomorphologist Tatyana Ustinova and observer Anisifor Krupenin. In the summer they discovered a whole valley of geysers.

Attributes of children's holidays continue to threaten the inhabitants of the ocean

05.05.2020

Attributes of children's holidays continue to threaten the inhabitants of the ocean

Waves nailed to the coast of Olga Bay an orange balloon depicting Donald Duck, the hero of the Disney cartoons. Olga Bay is a section of the Pacific waters of the Kronotsky Reserve, where various species of sea animals and birds, including the Red Book species, live. For each of them, a bright and harmless, at first glance, the object was a threat. The appearance of a foreign object in the reserve was another confirmation that some of the modern traditions of people do not pass without traces for wildlife, and sometimes entail the death of animals. Bright objects attract the attention of animals and birds, which perceive them as food: for example, salmon or salmon caviar.

The shooting of the film “Kamchatka. A story in foxes." begins in the Kronotsky Reserve

05.05.2020

The shooting of the film “Kamchatka. A story in foxes." begins in the Kronotsky Reserve

The author of the project, documentary filmmaker Dmitry Shpilenok, flew to the peninsula. Work on the film will begin in the coming days. The first location will be the Kronotskaya-Bogachevskaya tundra. The videographer and director of the film expects to shoot scenes for the film as much as possible, observing the animals for the next 7 months. Filming will take place in the vicinity of Lake Kronotsky and the Kronotskaya River, including the coastal tundra, where the number of foxes is highest.