Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Kirillov A.F., Yakshina I.A., Burmistrov E.V.

Ust-Lensky Nature Reserve in the protected areas system of Yakutia

Year: 2019, Number: 4, Pages: 126-136

The protected areas (PA) in Yakutia occupy an area of 915.69 thousand km2, which is 29.7% of the territory of the republic. Among them there are four PAs of federal significance: the state nature reserves “Ust-Lensky” and “Olekminsky”, “Botanical Garden IBKP SB RAS”, “New Siberian Islands”. The state nature reserve “Ust-Lensky” is located in the delta of the Lena River and on the western slope of the northern tip of the Kharaulakh ridge. The nature reserve organized on December 18, 1985. The nature reserve plays an important role as a reserve of rare animal species: 2 fish species, 20 species of birds and 7 species of mammals are listed in the Red Books of the IUCN, Russia and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

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