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Two all-terrain vehicles will be bought for remote settlements

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The authorities of Yakutia will buy two all-terrain vehicles for the Srednekolymsky ulus and the 2nd Kulyatsky settlement of the Vilyuysky ulus, which is one of the remote settlements in that region. The all-terrain vehicles purchased for remote settlements of the republic are used for transportation of passengers and essential goods for population.
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Muskoxen and Elk calves from “Orto Doidu” were moved to The Natural Park in Mirny

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The “Live Diamonds of Yakutia” Natural Park added muskoxen and elk calves to its inhabitants. «The animals were temporarily moved from “Orto Doidu” to maintain their biological diversity, as well as for restorative and reproductive purposes. There are 4 of them overall, they are around 6 months of age, they are held on quarantine at the moment» - sources from the Mirny Park are telling us.

The Natural Park "Live Diamonds of Yakutia" was opened in 2006. The park creates conditions for animals similar to the ones out there in the wild nature, which gives more opportunities to breed more animals with comparatively less costs on food. Semi-free conditions will be provided here not only hoofed animals, but also for other representatives of mammals and birds of the world.
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Melting of ice in the Arctic leads to unpredictable risks

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The melting of ice in the Arctic due to global climate changes will make the region's resources more accessible, but it carries huge risks for the ecology and economy of Russia. This was stated by European environmental experts on Wednesday at International Conference on Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific region at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), TASS reports.
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Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia: New Siberian Islands Federal Reserve to be created in Yakutia

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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.
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"Water of Russia" in Yakutsk

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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.
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Biggest achievement of Yakutia in Year of Ecology

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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.
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Three times more plants than expected in tundra of the Yakut island

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Siberian soil scientists and botanists, who visited this field for the first time this year at an international research station on Samoilovsky Island in the Lena Delta, were surprised at the diversity of the fauna. It turned out that there are three times more flowers in the tundra than they had expected, according to the official publication of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Science in Siberia."
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Russia to make Arctic clean again

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Russia's Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi
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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi said waste sould not be in the way of other Arctic projects
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