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Voronezh Biosphere Reserve

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Description of Voronezh Biosphere Reserve

Voronezh Biosphere Reserve (Voronezh State Natural Biosphere Reserve named after VM Peskov) is a reserve in Voronezh and Lipetsk regions. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.

Voronezh Biosphere Reserve is located in the forest-steppe zone. The area of ​​the VVoronezh Biosphere Reserve is just over 31 thousand hectares. It is located on the territory of the Lipetsk and Voronezh regions and keeps the unique nature of Usmansky pine forest with its rich flora and fauna. There are 228 species of birds, 61 species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, raccoon dogs, wild boars, moose, roes, and the noble European deer. In the rivers and lakes on the reserve there are 39 species of fish, 9 - amphibians, 7 - reptiles and 1 kind of lamprey. The forest is predominantly pine with an admixture of oak, but there are also clean oak trees. Pine takes 32%, oak 29%, aspen 19%, birch 6% and alder 5%. Alders are common in the floodplains of the Usmani and Ivnitsa rivers. Grows more than 1000 species of plants. Dwell 60 mammalian species: Picea fox, elk, otter, wolf, European Hedgehog, common protein speckled gopher, wood sleeper, ordinary beaver, great jerboa, gray hamster, normal hamster bank vole, prairie char, muskrat, water vole, dark vole, common vole, Eastern European vole, baby mouse, field mouse, forest mouse, yellow-necked mouse, house mouse, gray rat, black rat, brown hare, white hare, Russian desman, small white shrew, small shrew tooth, a common fencer, Natterer's night-boat, bale-brimmed night-bed, water-well, pond night-runner, brown-eared bat, red evening-head, giant evening-party, small evening-party, forest bat, bat-dwarf, late leather, two-tone leather, raccoon dog, stone marten, forest marten, weasel, ermine, forest polecat, steppe polecat, American mink, badger, wild boar, red deer, European roe deer, underground vole, Strand's mouse. The habitat of 8 species (speckled ground squirrel, large jerboa, gray hamster, steppe pestle, underground vole, the mouse of Strand, hare and steppe polecats) is questionable. In the reserve there are also 39 species of fish, all of which are found in the Voronezh River (on the territory of the Voronezh Reserve), see the article Voronezh (river), one species of cyclostomes, 5 species of reptiles and 7 species of amphibians. In the Red Book of Russia, the desman, snake eagle, burial eagle, golden eagle, white-tailed eagle and others are listed in the Voronezh Biosphere Reserve.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Interesting information and useful tips