Great Arctic State Nature Reserve

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Great Arctic State Nature Reserve
Большой Арктический государственный природный заповедник
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The Great Arctic Nature Reserve is one of the largest wildernesses on earth
Map showing the location of Great Arctic State Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Great Arctic State Nature Reserve
Location Russian Arctic, Krasnoyarsk Krai and Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District
Coordinates 75°30′N 92°36′E / 75.500°N 92.600°E / 75.500; 92.600Coordinates: 75°30′N 92°36′E / 75.500°N 92.600°E / 75.500; 92.600
Area 41,692 km²
Established 1993

The Great Arctic State Nature Reserve (Russian: Большой Арктический государственный природный заповедник) is a nature reserve in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. With an area of 41,692 square kilometers (16,097 sq mi), it is the largest reserve of Russia and Eurasia, as well as one of the largest in the world.

History[edit]

The Great Arctic State Nature Reserve was founded on May 11, 1993 by Resolution No.431 of the Government of the Russian Federation.[1] The Nature Reserves in Russia are known as zapovedniks.

Sections[edit]

The Great Arctic State Nature Reserve is divided into nine sections:

Ecology[edit]

Many animals and plants are meant to thrive within the Great Arctic State Nature Reserve without human disturbance. Among the animals that are protected by this Zapovednik, some of the most important are the polar bear, the arctic fox, the snowy owl, the reindeer and the beluga.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Information and history". Great Arctic Nature Reserve. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  2. ^ Wild Russia

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