Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve opens new eco-trail

Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve opens new eco-trail

18 August 2016

The Tiger student team has completed work to develop a new eco-tourism route, Golubichnaya Bay, in the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve. The students spent six weeks working on the project.


The students laid 615 metres of planking along the new trail, which runs for 12 kilometres, made a convenient passage up to the route’s highest point on Kalancha Cliff, built woodsheds and repaired huts used by the nature reserve staff. Work will continue on the route next year. 


“It’s great to see that the animals managed to endure our presence and are now gradually returning to their usual habitats and don’t at all perceive the walking route as a manmade landscape. It’s not rare now to come upon tiger or bear tracks on the route. This means that we have achieved our goal of making the route’s infrastructure part of the natural landscape, something that will not harm nature in any way, but will at the same time enable people to unlock nature’s secrets,” said Sergei Aramilev, director of the Amur Tiger Centre’s Far Eastern branch.


The Tiger student team started work in 2014. Over this time, the students have completed development work on the Lake Blagodatnoye and Cape Severny eco-trails in the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve.