Baikal Nature Reserve

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Baikal Nature Reserve
Russian: Байка́льский запове́дник
Baikal Zapovednik
Baikal Zapovednik
Relief map of Russia
Relief map of Russia
Location of Baikal Nature Reserve
Location Buryatia, Russia
Nearest city Irkutsk
Coordinates 51°20′36″N 105°09′27″E / 51.34333°N 105.15750°E / 51.34333; 105.15750Coordinates: 51°20′36″N 105°09′27″E / 51.34333°N 105.15750°E / 51.34333; 105.15750
Area 165,700 hectares (409,000 acres; 640 sq mi)
Created 1969
Governing body Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Russia)
Website Reserve website, in Russian

The Baikal Nature Reserve (/ˈbkɔːl/; Russian: Байка́льский запове́дник, Baikalski Zapovednik) is a nature reserve on the southeast shore of Lake Baikal, in southern Buryatia, Russia. Also called Baikal Zapovednik, it was established in 1969 for preserving the nature along the lake and the neighboring central part of the Chamar-Daban Range. The area of this nature reserve is 165,700 hectares [ha] (409,000 acres). It hosts dark pine taiga (silver fir, cedar, spruce), thin forests, Siberian Dwarf Pine and rhododendron underbrush, subalpine meadows, and alpine tundras. The Baikal Nature Reserve is home to 812 kinds of plants, 49 types of mammals, 272 birds, 3 reptiles, 3 amphibians, and 7 types of fish. The reserve is also home to East Siberian brown bear, Baikal lynx, wolverine, otter, osprey, and golden eagle. The Baikal Nature Reserve is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (also see List of biosphere reserves in the Russian Federation). The reserve is also a part of the Lake Baikal World Heritage Site. The Kabansky Nature Zakaznik, across 12,100 ha (30,000 acres), was transferred under the jurisdiction of the Baikal Nature Reserve in 1985.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Official Site - Baikal Nature Reserve". FGBU Baikal Reserve. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eurasian Steppes. Ecological Problems and Livelihoods in a Changing World". Springer Science and Business Media (page 55). Retrieved January 2, 2015. 

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