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National Park in Shantara expanded in the Khabarovsk Territory

National Park in Shantara expanded in the Khabarovsk Territory
Photo: zapovedamur.ru
The territory of the Shantar Islands National Park was expanded in the Khabarovsk Territory. A decree on this was signed by the Russian government. 

According to the press service of the joint directorate of state nature reserves and national parks of the Khabarovsk Territory "Zapovednoye Priamurye", about 1,5 thousand hectares were additionally taken under protection. The national park additionally included 1,38 thousand hectares of forest land and 86,7 hectares of specially protected areas and objects in the Tuguro-Chumikansky district.

The Shantar Islands National Park is located in the Tuguro-Chumikansky District on seventeen islands. The total area of ​​the park before the new expansion was 515,5 thousand hectares. In summer, bowhead and Japanese whales swim there, you can observe seal rookeries, colonial nesting sites of seabirds, including rare species.
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