Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve year-end review

Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve year-end review

29 December 2022

The integrated directorate of the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve and Shushensky Bor National Park hosted a meeting of its research and technical council to review the results of 2022.


The deputy director for research talked about the activities of the nature reserve’s research department in 2022. The landmark event of the year was the birth of three snow leopard cubs to a female brought in from Tajikistan in 2019. There are currently nine snow leopards being recorded in the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve on a regular basis. This year, efforts to study and preserve the snow leopard were supported by a Russian Geographical Society grant.


The nature reserve organised over 30 events as part of an environmental education programme. The biggest ones were the My Snow Leopard 10th annual festival and participation in the 5th festival of the Russian Geographical Society. As per tradition, the nature reserve also celebrated Snow Leopard Day.


In 2022, the Snow Leopard Trail route near the Shugur ranger station was updated and the Along the Sayan Canyon expedition was held in the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve.