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Nerchugansky nature reserve created in Transbaikalia
On the territory of the Tungokochensky district of Transbaikalia, a state natural landscape reserve of regional significance "Nerchugansky" was created. Its area amounted to 252,6 thousand hectares.
The reserve was created with the assistance of the Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund. It will become the second regional wildlife sanctuary along with Verkhneamursky and will perform a water protection and water regulation function, contributes to the conservation of forest and freshwater systems, as well as rare species of animals, plants and fish, including those listed in the Red Book of the region and Russia.
According to the press service of the regional government, the creation of the reserve does not cause economic damage, and will not interfere with the traditional economic activities of the local population, including Evenks. Residents approved the creation of a wildlife sanctuary at a public hearing.