Botcha Nature Reserve, Russia

Botcha Nature Reserve - created on May 25, 1994 on the basis of the local reserve of the same name. The area is 267.3 thousand hectares. The reserve has a protected area of ​​81,000 hectares, which includes part of the Tatar Strait. It is located on the northeastern slopes of the Sikhote-Alin Range. The features of the reserve lie in its location near the border that separates communities with a predominance of the northern "Okhotsk" and southern elements of flora and fauna.

The territory of the reserve is mountainous, with a predominance of altitudes from 600 to 1000 meters above sea level. Anthropogenic influence is weakly expressed.

The flora and fauna of the reserve is interesting and rich. Cedar, spruce, fir, larch, oak, ash, grapes, lemongrass, eleutherococcus, aralia and other plants grow here. Of the animals, sable, mink, otter, lynx, wolverine, wolf, brown bear, elk, deer, roe deer, wild boar, musk deer, hazel grouse and wild grouse are common. The Botchinskiy Nature Reserve is the northernmost permanent habitat of the Amur tiger, the number of which has fluctuated here in recent years from 4 to 6 individuals.

There are several excursion tourist routes on the territory of the Botchinskiy Reserve, which, depending on the time of year, can be on foot, horseback or ski.

In addition, the reserve has an interesting natural monument - a unique location of fossil flora located in the valley of the Botchi River. The peculiarity of this natural object is that it reflects the vegetation of the mountain type, and gives scientists invaluable keys to understanding the origin of the Ussuri taiga. Plants were buried directly at their places of growth, at the bottom of a vast lake, in the ring of extinct volcanoes, so they are very well preserved and are very diverse.


When determining the amount of the fee for visiting the territory of the Botchinsky Reserve, it is important to note:

In the reserve there is an opportunity to view rare and unique objects of nature:

1. The unique location "Fossil flora" - is distinguished by exceptional preservation and a wide variety of fossil plants aged 13-15 million years;

2. Botchi and Mulpa rivers with well-preserved salmon spawning grounds;

3. Plots of untouched green moss taiga, clusters of anthills;

4. Rare species of birds, including wild grouse, white-tailed eagle, osprey, golden eagle, mandarin duck;

5. Plants: Korean pine, juniper, lady's slippers, Amur adonis, obovate peony, Nippon strawberry, etc.

The reserve has a 1 km eco-trail for visitors with infrastructure elements (resting place, parking place).

Due to the fact that the reserve is 120 km away. from the city of Sovetskaya Gavan and is difficult to access due to very poor logging roads, the demand for visiting the reserve is low.

Based on the foregoing, it is proposed to establish the level of payment for visiting the protected area by individuals of different categories.

Adult (from 18 years old) - 50 rubles,

Benefit categories:

Teenagers from 12 to 18 years old - 25 rubles,

pensioners - 25 rubles,

Categories of citizens who are not charged for visiting:

children under the age of 12,

disabled people of groups I and II, as well as persons accompanying disabled people of group I (III degree of limitation of the ability to work) and disabled children,

Heroes of the Soviet Union, Heroes of Russia,

volunteers staying on the territory of the reserve within the framework of contractual relations with the institution.

employees of the Federal State Budgetary Institution Botchinsky Reserve and their close relatives: spouse and their children.

Payment for visiting the territory of the reserve for the purpose of educational tourism is carried out at the bank branches according to the details: