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Young ecologists discussed environmental problems

14.04.2017

Research work presentation

Research work presentation

On April 12th, 2017, students from universities and professional schools of Khakassia gathered at the Khakass Technical Institute (branch of the Siberian Federal University) for a scientific and practical conference titled “Ecology and environment: problems and perspectives”.

The main goal of the conference was to let the participants discuss modern ecological trends and their application in practice, and to promote environmental research activities among students.

Letter of appreciation

Letter of appreciation

The conference was attended by Viktoria Shurkina, the Khakassky Reserve’s deputy director for research. Her report on the role of Khakassky Reserve in social and economic development of Khakassia aroused genuine interest of the audience. After that, she joined the jury in the Young Scientist section.

The conference covered the following areas: biodiversity and sustainable development of ecosystems, ecological estimation of polluted areas and their restoration, monitoring and environmental modeling, biotechnology as a tool to solve ecological problems, and ecological education.

The participants made reports on using the modern approaches in environmental education, discussed results of presented research works, and talked about how these results can be applied in practice. Such issues as development of ecological science in Khakassia and cooperation with other regions in the context of environmental research also became a part of the discussion.

(Русский) Набор в «Школу экскурсовода- 2017» открыт!

13.04.2017

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(Русский) Все на борьбу с пожарами!

11.04.2017

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Results of first expedition to Pozarym Wildlife Refuge supported by WWF

10.04.2017

Khakassky Reserve sums up the results of winter expedition to Pozarym Wildlife Refuge. The main aim of the research supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Business Molodost training company was to study rare and endangered animals that inhabit the protected area.

Red deer

Red deer

WWF logo

WWF logo

The research methods (such as photo registration, visual observations, track counts) made it possible to confirm that 21 species of birds and other animals, including Siberian musk deer, elk, Siberian ibex, and Eurasian lynx, can be found in the area.

Brown bear

Brown bear

The population of red deer remained stable at a high level. As in previous years, red deer has been registered in all types of observations more often than other species. The number of Siberian musk deer, elk and wolverine has increased. The population of wolves has increased as well, so as the area of their habitation. The number of brown bear remains at a high level. The number of Siberian ibex has increased; the population remains stable and expands its habitation area.

Expedition to Pozarym

Expedition to Pozarym

The researchers visited areas that have never been studied before or have been understudied in previous research trips. Two of such places fit for habitation of snow leopard and Siberian ibex; there is also evidence that groups of Siberian ibex live there throughout the year.

Business Molodost training company—one of the grantors

Business Molodost training company—one of the grantors

As a result, the researchers received and analyzed 76 thousand photographs and made 3 schematic maps of camera traps location, of routes for monitoring rare plant and animal species, and of visual observations of animals.

Next research expeditions to Pozarym Wildlife Refuge and its understudied areas are scheduled for summer.

Khakassky Reserve celebrates International Bird Day

07.04.2017

Participants of International Bird Day celebration

Participants of International Bird Day celebration

Khakassky Reserve celebrated the International Bird Day with a series of events.

First event was held in Tashtyp Museum of Local Lore on April 4th, 2017. The meeting gathered children from local schools and students from Tashtyp Professional School #6. Olga Filimonenko, a specialist of the reserve’s Environmental Education Department, prepared a movie lecture about birds that live in Khakassia and their migratory routes, and organized an environmental quiz game for participants.

Art exhibition in Shira Central Library

Art exhibition in Shira Central Library

On April 6th, Shira Central Library opened an art exhibition featuring the works created by students from School #4 under guidance of a fine arts teacher Tatiana Ponarina. The paintings depict rare and endangered birds protected by Khakassky Reserve and listed in the Red Data Book of Khakassia.

On the same day, the winners and participants of the 5-month campaign—Save the Birds’ World—from all corners of our republic were invited to awarding ceremony that took place at the main building of Khakassky Reserve.

Members of Tretiy Vozrast Club (Shira Village)

Members of Tretiy Vozrast Club (Shira Village)

The guests enjoyed an exhibition of works collected in a Brave Bird, Not Afraid of Frost poster contest, played a Bird Colony environmental game, and designed their own emblems for the International Bird Day. After that, a deputy director for environmental education of Khakassky Reserve Natalia Tairova awarded the winners with diplomas and souvenirs.

“Our conference hall can hardly accommodate all visitors who are here today. Each year we have new participants from different districts of the republic, and today the most active and caring about environment gathered for celebration,” said Natalia Tairova.

Making emblem for International Bird Day

Making emblem for International Bird Day

Members of the organization for elderly people Tretiy Vozrast Club (Shira Village) have taken part in the reserve’s campaigns for the first time this year. “Tretiy Vozrast Club gives a good example of hard work that will surely be rewarded,” reported Natalia Tairova.

Awarding of winners

Awarding of winners

Natalia Malinovskaya, a head of department of Beltirskoje Psychoneurological Boarding School (Askiz District), thanked the reserve for invitation to the contests: “We would like to thank Khakassky Reserve for giving us an opportunity to be heard, and for letting us demonstrate our creative talents, play an active role in community, and develop together with other people.”

Khakassky Reserve congratulates everyone on the International Bird Day and thanks participants for their support of our environmental initiatives.

Children from psychoneurological boarding school in Museum of Nature

Children from psychoneurological boarding school in Museum of Nature

For information

Save the Birds’ World campaign is held annually by Khakassky Reserve for 7 years. The longest campaign receives creative works from all districts of Khakassia since its launch in November until completion in April. In 2016—2017 we received 215 posters, 43 creative reports for Birds on Feeders contest and 2 reports on nesting sites; 688 people participated in a Birds on Feeders contest, we printed 597 leaflets, and built 553 bird feeders.

Check out the photoreport by link.

(Русский) Сергей Диденко: «Природный пожар – это не происшествие, это нарушение федерального законодательства».

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