Horses in the Caucasian State Nature Biosphere Reserve. Founded in 1924, the Caucasus Nature Reserve (Adygea, Karachay-Cherkessia, the Krasnodar krai) is the largest and oldest specially protected natural area in the North Caucasus.
Kandalaksha Reserve (the Republic of Karelia, Murmansk region). Founded in 1932, the area of the Kandalaksha Reserve consists of 13 sites located throughout the Kola Peninsula from the border with Norway in the Barents Sea to the Republic of Karelia in the White Sea.
A sable in the Barguzinsky State Reserve. The Barguzinsky Reserve (Buryatia, the North-Baikal district) is the oldest in Russia, founded on Jan. 11, 1917.
The Astrakhan Reserve (the Astrakhan region, the Volga Delta) was one of the first reserves founded after the revolution in 1919.
Dispersed sands in the State Biosphere Reserve “Black Lands”. The Black Lands Reserve (the Republic of Kalmykia), Russia’s only research site for studying steppe, desert and semi-desert landscapes, was founded in 1990.
The Komandorsky Reserve (the Kamchatka krai, the Commander Islands) is one of the largest in Russia. Founded in 1993, it consists of four major islands and more than 60 smaller ones, as well as the surrounding marine area of the Bering Sea and the Pacific.
A male raccoon dog in the Ussuriysky Nature Reserve. The reserve was founded in 1934.
The Crimean Nature Reserve (the Republic of Crimea) is the oldest nature reserve in the Crimea. Back in 1913, it was called the “Imperial Hunting Nature Reserve”. The reserve only received its official status in 1991. In 2016, it was transferred to the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation.
Founded in 2014, Shaitan-Tau (on the border of Bashkortostan and the Orenburg region, the Southern Urals) is the youngest reserve in Russia.
An owl in the birds of prey nursery in the “Galichya Gora” Nature Reserve. “Galichya Gora” (Lipetsk region) is one of the smallest reserves, located in the centre of the North-Don Relic Botanical Area (less than 50 km). It was founded in 1925.
Russia has 109 specially protected natural areas located in various climatic zones, from the taiga to the subtropics, which are inhabited by Siberian tigers, muskrats, beavers, saiga antelopes, martens, seals, cranes and razorbills. In all, there are a variety of animals, birds and reptiles, which need to be treated carefully, because we are many, and they are few.