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Norilsk residents can choose names for two polar bears

Norilsk residents can choose names for two polar bears

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Polar bear aerial survey project Master of the Arctic – 2021 has announced a competition to choose names for two polar bears. The behavior and condition of predators is monitored using satellite collars. According to expert estimates, about 25 thousand polar bears now live in ...

Wild reindeer main habitats found in Taimyr

Wild reindeer main habitats found in Taimyr

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In Taimyr, the region’s Ministry of Ecology, the Federal Center for the Development of Hunting Economy, the Central Siberian Biosphere Reserve and the Siberian Federal University continue aerial census of the wild reindeer number. Such a full-scale survey of ungulates on the peninsula has ...

Norilsk volunteers clean up garbage on Putorana plateau

Norilsk volunteers clean up garbage on Putorana plateau

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Volunteers of the Living North environmental project set off to the Putorana plateau to clear the protected area of Lama lake from garbage. Volunteers of the Living North environmental project Volunteers will live in a tent camp. They will have an eight-hour working day, cooking on ...

World’s second glacial bumblebee population discovered in Arctic

World’s second glacial bumblebee population discovered in Arctic

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Arhangelsk scientists, having deciphered part of the genome of bumblebees found on Wrangel Island, concluded that it was Bombus glacialis (glacial bumblebee). Its population was previously discovered on Novaya Zemlya and was considered the only one in the world. According to the Federal Research Center ...

RAS scientists investigate Taimyr water bodies pollution level

RAS scientists investigate Taimyr water bodies pollution level

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The participants of the second season of the Big Norilsk Expedition continue comprehensive studies of the territory's ecological state and the dynamics of its changes. As in 2020, the main research will take place on water, soil and bottom sediments. In addition, experts will ...

Yamal musk oxen met first summer in Taimyr

Yamal musk oxen met first summer in Taimyr

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Yamal musk oxen living in the Taimyr village of Volochanka are now grazing freely in the tundra. Denis Terebihin, the initiator of the creation of the first Russian farm-camp for the breeding and domestication of musk oxen, announced this in his social networks. Yamal musk ...

Taimyr named coldest region in Russia

Taimyr named coldest region in Russia

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The coldest regions of the country were named in the Hydrometeorological Center. In addition to Norilsk and Taimyr, the weather is not yet warm in the Murmansk region, the north of Karelia, the Nenets Autonomous District and some other northern territories. According to the head ...

Nornickel employees rescued upland buzzard chicks

Nornickel employees rescued upland buzzard chicks

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Nornickel company postponed the demolition of the unexploited building of the pumping station of the Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant (NMZ) because of the nest of upland buzzard birds, which bred new offspring. The nest of upland buzzard birds The object was supposed to be demolished in ...

Global warming caused earth’s axis shift

Global warming caused earth’s axis shift

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Over the past 20 years, because of global warming, the active melting of glaciers has caused noticeable shifts in the Earth’s axis of rotation. According to scientists from the Chinese Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, in addition to climate change, the ...