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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 national park of the Shantar Islands was expanded in the Khabarovsk Territory. The decision 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 "Zapovednoe Priamurye", an additional 1,5 thousand hectares were taken under protection. The national park additionally included 1,38 thousand hectares of forest land and 86,7 hectares of land of specially protected territories and objects in the Tuguro-Chumikan district.

National Park "Shantar Islands" is located in the Tuguro-Chumikan 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 sail there, you can see rookeries of seals, colonial nests of seabirds, including rare species.
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