Kandalaksha Nature Reserve
The Barents Sea
The Kandalaksha State Nature Reserve was founded in 1932 to protect commercial bird species, first of all, the eider. The larger part of the reserve is a sea area, so the Kandalaksha Reserve can be considered to be the first marine park founded in Russia. Since 1939, it has been guarding all wildlife and non-living nature in the region. The reserve comprises over 550 islands scattered around the Kola Peninsula.