Russia Creates New National Parks

Russia Creates New National Parks

By David Rutter

The Russian government has moved to create 13 new national parks and 9 new nature reserves, covering an area of over 3.8 million hectares – boosting its national protected areas to nearly 3 percent of its territory. The creation of the parks and reserves is to take place by 2020.

The move follows analysis by World Wildlife Fund in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy and the MAVA Foundation carried out between 2006 and 2008. The initiative is aimed at fulfilling Russia’s commitment under the Convention on Biodiversity to safeguard biodiversity.

About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.
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