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Reserves opened for tourists

The first guide to the reserves and national parks of the Far East was presented at WEF-2018

Reserves opened for tourists

The book was published in separate editions in Russian and in English. The partners of the publication were Kronotsky State Reserve and ANO "Expocenter" Reserves of Russia ", in the work on the guide took part representatives of the PAs of the Far East.

At the Eastern Economic Forum, the book “Reserves of the Far East. A modern guide ”was presented by Vladimir Solodov, Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and Alexei Titovsky, Director of the Department of State Policy and Regulation in the Development of Specially Protected Natural Areas (PAs) and the Baikal Natural Territory of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources. 

According to Vladimir Solodov, the guide is built according to the best standards of international publishing houses and combines two qualities - color and practicality. "The appearance of such a book in Russia is an important step," said the head of the government of Yakutia. -On behalf of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), I can say for sure that we are interested in promoting this subject. One third of the territory of the Republic is in the regime of specially protected natural areas, our famous park "Lena Pillars" has just received a federal status by the decision of Dmitry Medvedev. And we are determined to make ecological tourism one of the priority directions of the industry development ".

“The published Atlas is brightly, professionally, objectively and concisely presents information about the features of each protected area in the Far East. This publication will become a reliable and convenient guide for eco tourists, ”stressed Alexey Titovsky. The director of the profile department of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia expressed confidence that it would be useful for tourists to have such a product when planning trips to Far Eastern reserves and national parks.

On the territory of the Far East there are amazing landscapes and natural monuments. Several objects at once - the Kamchatka volcanoes, the Lena Pillars, the Sikhote-Alin Range, Wrangel Island, the Stolbchaty Cape - are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and are included in the reserves, natural and national parks. By the way, the share of specially protected natural areas (PAs) in the Far East is higher than in other regions of the country.

The guidebook "Reserves of the Far East" presents 30 reserves and national parks of the region. This book is one of the few publications in Russia that speak about specially protected natural areas not in the dry language of a scientific reference book, but vividly, brightly, so that it would be interesting to a wide range of readers. The guide is intended for everyone who is interested in the nature of the Far East or plans a trip to one of the Far Eastern regions. The current information about the specially protected natural areas of the Russian Far East is collected so that the potential tourist can choose the most attractive routes for him. The publication provides detailed information on climatic and geographical features, flora and fauna of protected areas. The most impressive sights were chosen. Particular attention in the book is given to tourist routes: a detailed description is given, seasonality is indicated, and a key infrastructure is described. 

The book is illustrated with excellent photographs of the Far Eastern nature and is equipped with plans for PAs. 

For the PressPass publishing house, "Reserves of the Far East" is the tenth book in the line of tourist guidebooks. Previously, the books Kamchatka, Kolyma, Yakutia, Chukotka, Sakhalin and Kuriles, Primorye, Khabarovsk Krai, Crimea and Far East were published.

“The Far East is becoming more accessible for tourists from Russia and from abroad. The necessary infrastructure is being created, routes are being worked out and equipped. We see that this region is unique and we understand that the demand for eco-tourism will only grow in the coming years. The book prepared by our publishing house, on the one hand, is aimed at the development of tourism in protected areas, and on the other, it is designed to teach people how to behave in protected areas, to value and protect nature, ”says the publishing house's general director Alexei Litvinov.

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