Year-end meeting of the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve’s science and technology council

Year-end meeting of the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve’s science and technology council

22 December 2016

The Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve hosted a meeting of its science and technology council to review the work of 2016.


Council members presented the following annual reports: Chronicle of Nature in the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve, Environmental Monitoring of the Sayano-Shushensky Hydroenergy Complex’s Impact on the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve, The Study and Conservation of Rare Species in Cross-Border Territories of Specially Protected Natural Areas in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion, The Study of the Recreational Impact on Territories Adjacent to Specially Protected Natural Areas or Included in the Recreational Zone of Specially Protected Natural Areas and others.


Albina Sklyar gave an annual report on the work of the department of environmental education, tourism and recreation. In 2016, the reserve held environmental and educational activities, including those devoted to the anniversary of the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve, the My Snow Leopard wildlife festival, Yenisei Day, International Snow Leopard Day and Ecologist’s Day. To recap the year, the reserve staff prepared a video called Environmental Education in the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve. In addition, an educational eco-trail, Following the Snow Leopard’s Tracks, was created as part of the grant project of the Russian Geographical Society.


Valery Glazkov, head of the reserve’s security department, reported on the security activities in 2016. He spoke about the work of an emergency team in the reserve that take into account seasonal climatic difficulties. According to him, the total length of walking trails reached about 1,000 km in 2016. Violators of the reserve’s rules were detained.


The science and technology council of the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve is a consultative and advisory body that includes experts from the reserve’s research department, security department and other departments, as well as representatives of other research institutions and regional environmental organisations.