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Polistovsky Nature Reserve

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Description of Polistovsky Nature Reserve

Polistovsky Nature Рeserve - state natural reserve located in the Pskov region. The State Polistovsky Reserve was established on May 25, 1994. Its total area is 37,837 hectares. Around the reserve there is a security zone of 17,279 hectares.

The climate of the region is moderately continental, close to the sea. The average annual air temperature is +4,9 ° C. The growing season is 175 days. The average duration of the frost-free period is 143 days.

 

 

 

The Polistovsky Reserve is located in the Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky Districts of the Pskov Region. Two reserves, Polistovsky and Rdeysky (in the Novgorod region), were organized in 1994 to preserve and study the Sphagnum swamps of the southern taiga - the Polistovo-Lovatskaya system of the Valdai Hills at the watershed of the Polist and Lovat rivers, one of the largest wetlands preserved in Europe. The reserve and its wetlands meet the criteria of the Ramsar Convention, the list of which includes all wetlands of international importance. As early as 1973, the Polistovo-Lovatskaya system of upland bogs was included in the list of protected bogs of the international project “Thelma” due to the fact that this bog system is one of the largest and most valuable in Europe. The territory of the reserve is very valuable in terms of floristic, and especially faunistic. The State Nature Reserve "Polistovsky" is an environmental, research and environmental education institution of federal significance. The purpose of the creation of the reserve was the preservation in its natural state and the study of the natural complexes of the Polistovo-Lovatskaya bog system, within which it is located. Polistovsky and Rdeysky reserves - the first marsh reserves in Russia.

 


 

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