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‘Lena Pillars’ Nature Park opens winter season
On February 25 the ‘Lena Pillars’ Nature Park hosted the opening ceremony of the winter tourist season, the Ministry of Nature Protection said.
"Water of Russia" in Yakutsk
In Yakutsk on October 17 a pre-premiere screening of the documentary "Water of Russia" will be held, according to the website of the government bodies of Yakutia.
5 billion rubles will be allocated to the Far East for environmental protection
Until 2020, the Far East will receive more than 4.7 billion rubles for the conservation and development of protected natural areas and environmental protection. Financing is provided in the framework of the state Environmental Protection program.
ALROSA Aikhal transfers to compressed natural gas
In 2017 the Aikhal Mining Processing Plant will spend more than 1 billion rubles on technical re-equipment, including putting into operation of cars of a higher environmental class.
ALROSA will establish Single Environmental Center
ALROSA, the world’s leading diamond producer, centralizes the work of environmentalists of its structural divisions, creating a center that, among other things, will develop the Company's environmental strategy.
Biggest achievement of Yakutia in Year of Ecology
The increase of specially protected areas (PAs) in Yakutia to one million square kilometers (37.1% of the region's area) Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Sakhamin Afanasiev called the largest achievement of the republic in the Year of Ecology and Protected Areas in Russia. He said this on October 12 at a meeting of Coordinating Commission of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.
Bisons will be released
It is planned to release animals into the wild in October - November 2017.
Diamonds of Anabar signed first agreement with Ministry of Natural Resources of Yakutia
The document was signed by Director General of the diamond enterprise Pavel Marinychev and Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic Sakhamin Afanasiev.
Fish of Yakutia-2016 Exhibition in Yakutsk
December 24-25 Yakutsk hosted
Fish of Yakutia-2016
Specialized Exhibition-Fair. The initiator of the Exhibition is Chamber of Commerce of the Republic.
Greenpeace calls on people to protect cedars of Yakutia
Leading environmental organizations have criticized the new rules for timber harvesting, which allow industrial logging in cedar forests throughout Siberia and the Far East. Greenpeace Russia appealed to its supporters to sign a petition to the head of Ministry of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy demanding the return of the old rate of logging in cedar forests.
In the Footsteps of an Unknown beast, or How a Tiger Ended up in Yakutia
Would you, having only a primitive weapon, be brave enough to go in search of an unknown creature so bloodthirsty, that it strikes fear in the whole neighborhood? Now imagine that you found yourself in South Yakutia in 1905. Something is killing the livestock, villagers have found traces of an unknown beast, and someone saw a strange animal, which had only been seen before by the old-timers in the old days. So now you have to neutralize the creature using the scarce tools and resources available.
Industrial companies invested 8 billion in ecology of Yakutia
The funds were spent on the construction of treatment facilities, settling tanks, improvement of the waste management system, etc.
Leading ecologists of Russia and foreign countries will come to Yakutsk
April 2-7 Yakutsk will host 2nd Congress of environmentalists.
Ministry for Natural Resources of Yakutia and ALROSA sum up cooperation
The Minister of Nature Protection of Yakutia, Sakhamin Afanasiev, held a working meeting with the ALROSA Deputy Chief Engineer for Ecology, Environmental Protection and Work with Indigenous Minorities of the North, Polina Anisimova
The aim of the meeting was to summarize the results of joint activities for the current year and to discuss further plans.
Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia: New Siberian Islands Federal Reserve to be created in Yakutia
The Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, Sergei Donskoi, introduced a draft resolution to the government on the creation of New Siberian Islands Federal Reserve in Yakutia. The minister justifies the document by the fact that the organization of the Protected Natural Area is necessary for the preservation of island ecosystems, rare plant and animal species and unique objects of inanimate nature, as well as for the development of ecological tourism in the Arctic.
More than 1 million square kilometers of PAs in Yakutia
The total territory of protected areas (PAs) in Yakutia is amounted to 1.1 million square km, reported Minister of Nature Protection Sakhamin Afanasiev during the round table in the framework of 1st Congress of municipal deputies.
More than 10.000 people visited the Lena Pillars in winter
This year the park for the first time officially began to receive tourists in the winter months
Nature protection of Yakutia is under high-tech control
In Year of Ecology, two modern
laboratory complexes entered the arsenal of the republican system of environmental monitoring. They are able to effectively determine environmental pollutants, which previously could not be identified by other methods of analysis.
Sakhamin Afanasiev: ALROSA's area of activity is subject to constant environmental monitoring
On instructions of the Head and Parliament of Yakutia specialists of the republican Ministry of Nature Protection carry out constant monitoring of ALROSA activities in the area of the "diamond province." To date, the presence of contaminants does not exceed the maximum allowable.
The Great Siberian Polynya will be taken under protection
On the territory of Yakutia in the near future "New Siberian Islands" nature reserve will be created, reported the press service of WWF Russia.
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