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Taimyr Nature Reserves dedicated 2024 to bighorn sheep

Taimyr Nature Reserves dedicated 2024 to bighorn sheep

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Employees of the environmental institution Taimyr Nature Reserves reported that 2024 will pass under the auspices of the Putorana bighorn sheep. Every year the organization selects a hero of the year from among northern animals in need of protection. This year it is the ...

Taimyr wild deer population is on verge of extinction

Taimyr wild deer population is on verge of extinction

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Arctic ecologists and specialists from the Research Institute of Agriculture, a branch of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center SB RAS, have published a study that shows that the Taimyr wild reindeer population will reach a critical level in the next one to two years and ...

Norilsk people choose name for previously unknown weevil

Norilsk people choose name for previously unknown weevil

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. During an expedition to study biodiversity, specialists from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences discovered a previously unknown weevil in the Big Norilsk area. The new species is now awaiting a name. According to the RAS’s scientists decision, the inhabitants of the ...

Norilsk residents learn to feed birds correctly

Norilsk residents learn to feed birds correctly

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On Bird Feeding Day, February 3, the Norilsk Museum invites citizens to support the birds wintering in the park. The museum’s research staff, who are also amateur ornithologists, will talk about Taimyr flying birds and conduct a master class on supporting birds. Museum workers will ...

Taimyr sun comes out of hiding

Taimyr sun comes out of hiding

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Northerners look forward to it every winter after a long polar night. The return of the luminary is celebrated in both Norilsk and Taimyr. In order not to get bored without the sun, an art object was installed in the city. The biosun on the ...

Volunteers to join Bear Patrol

Volunteers to join Bear Patrol

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Clean Arctic movement plans to join the Rosprirodnadzor’s Bear Patrol program to preserve the polar bear and prevent encounters between predators and people. Back in early January, the Rosprirodnadzor federal environment monitoring agency’s head Svetlana Radionova, at a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, ...

Bears number in Krasnoyarsk region exceeds norm

Bears number in Krasnoyarsk region exceeds norm

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The optimal number of bears for the Krasnoyarsk region is nine thousand animals. At the same time, due to population growth, animals are increasingly coming out to people. Just last October, a high alert regime was introduced in Krasnoyarsk due to the appearance of ...

Reindeer pastures may mitigate climate change

Reindeer pastures may mitigate climate change

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Geography Institute have found that pastures not only serve as food for animals, but also actively absorb greenhouse gases, which are one of the main causes of global warming. The scientific research that led to this conclusion was ...

Bear Patrol to appear in Dikson

Bear Patrol to appear in Dikson

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. During a working meeting, the Rosprirodnadzor federal service for supervision of natural resources’ head Svetlana Radionova proposed to the Russian president to create a Bear Patrol, a team of veterinarians and specialists who would teach residents the rules of conduct when meeting polar predators. Svetlana ...