Yakutia to set up three specially protected nature territories by 2024
The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) plans to establish the Big Toko Lake Reserve, the Laptev Sea Federal Nature Sanctuary and the Momsky National Park by 2024 under the Ecology National Project.
“The system of specially protected nature territories was established in Yakutia 25 years ago. Our colleagues from other Russian regions and from foreign countries say that our republic leads the way in preserving natural resources, and that it has skilled nature reserve personnel and an impressive potential in research,” the Republic’s Head Aisen Nikolayev said.
Under the Ecology National Project, Yakutia has already set up the Lena Pillars National Park, the Kytalyk National Park, the Bear Islands State Nature Reserve and the New Siberian Islands State Nature Sanctuary.
In the past few years, three specially protected federal territories have been established in the Arctic: the Kytalyk National Park, the New Siberian Islands State Nature Sanctuary and the Bear Islands State Nature Reserve. In 2021, the ALROSA-Rangifer-Chekanovsky Reserve was created in the Bulunsky District, where the main breeding stock of the Lena-Olenyok wild reindeer is concentrated.