Fifth anniversary of Pozarym Nature Reserve

Fifth anniversary of Pozarym Nature Reserve

10 June 2016

On 10 June, the Moscow headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society hosted an event devoted to the fifth anniversary of Pozarym Nature Reserve. This federally recognised specially protected natural territory is considered a model of the pristine nature of the Western Sayan Mountains. It is located in the Republic of Khakassia on the border with the Republic of Tuva.


The event was attended by Viktor Zimin, Head of the Republic of Khakassia, Anastasia Chernobrovina, Adviser to the President of the Russian Geographical Society and TV presenter, Viktor Nepomnyashchy, Director of Khakassky Nature Reserve, Irina Sannikova, Chair of the Khakassky Republic Branch of the Russian Geographical Society, scientists and public figures. They discussed the results of the first five years of the reserve, the history of its founding, its future prospects and new projects to be launched in the republic.


The event included the opening of an exhibition featuring the best photos of Pozarym taken by well-known photographers. The exhibition is open to all visitors of the Russian Geographical Society's Moscow Lecture Hall.


Pozarym Nature Reserve was established in 2011 by executive order of then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Covering a total area of over 250,000 hectares, the purpose of the reserve is to protect rare and endangered species of animals, including snow leopards, dholes, forest reindeer, Altai Argali sheep and others. The reserve is home to about 30 indigenous species of plants and about 140 species of birds, 18 of which are included in the Russian Red Data Book and seven of which are internationally recognised as rare in Europe and Asia.