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Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia: New Siberian Islands Federal Reserve to be created in Yakutia

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The Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, Sergei Donskoi, introduced a draft resolution to the government on the creation of New Siberian Islands Federal Reserve in Yakutia. The minister justifies the document by the fact that the organization of the Protected Natural Area is necessary for the preservation of island ecosystems, rare plant and animal species and unique objects of inanimate nature, as well as for the development of ecological tourism in the Arctic.
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"Water of Russia" in Yakutsk


In Yakutsk on October 17 a pre-premiere screening of the documentary "Water of Russia" will be held, according to the website of the government bodies of Yakutia.
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Biggest achievement of Yakutia in Year of Ecology


The increase of specially protected areas (PAs) in Yakutia to one million square kilometers (37.1% of the region's area) Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Sakhamin Afanasiev called the largest achievement of the republic in the Year of Ecology and Protected Areas in Russia. He said this on October 12 at a meeting of Coordinating Commission of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.
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Three times more plants than expected in tundra of the Yakut island

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Siberian soil scientists and botanists, who visited this field for the first time this year at an international research station on Samoilovsky Island in the Lena Delta, were surprised at the diversity of the fauna. It turned out that there are three times more flowers in the tundra than they had expected, according to the official publication of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Science in Siberia."
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Russia to make Arctic clean again

Russia's Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi
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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi said waste sould not be in the way of other Arctic projects
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The lake is included in the list of PAs thanks to schoolchildren


Lake Usun-Kyuol, located in the suburbs of Yakutsk - Tulagino village, was included in the list of specially protected natural areas (PAs) due to a comprehensive study of the reservoir carried out by the 10th grade student of the local school Evgeny Beschetnikov, along with other schoolchildren under the guidance of Svetlana Timofeeva, teacher, and consultants from the NEFU Support Center for Scientific Programs and Grants.
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Ministry for Natural Resources of Yakutia and ALROSA sum up cooperation

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The Minister of Nature Protection of Yakutia, Sakhamin Afanasiev, held a working meeting with the ALROSA Deputy Chief Engineer for Ecology, Environmental Protection and Work with Indigenous Minorities of the North, Polina Anisimova. The aim of the meeting was to summarize the results of joint activities for the current year and to discuss further plans.
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