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Russian Zapovedniks and National Parks

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Zapovednik "Nenetsky"

Address: 166002 Nenetsky , Naryan-Mar, pos. Fakel, Gazovikov st., 2

Zapovednik Nenetsky, in the Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug was established in 1997. The area is 313.4 thousand ha, including the water area, of 181 h 9 thousand ha. It occupies the northeastern extremity of the Malozemelskaya tundra, the water area and the islands of the Barents Sea.

The Zapovednik encompasses the Zakharyinsky Shore of the Pecherskaya Bay, the low reaches of the Pechora River delta along the southern shore of the Eulvanaskaya Bay, part of the delta of the eastern Neruta River along the southern shore of the Bolvanskaya Bay, the islands Gulyaevskie Koshki, Matveev Golets, Dolgii, Bolshoi and Maly Zelentsy, and also the water area of the Korovinskaya, Srednya and Kuznetskaya Bay, part of the Bolvanskya Bay, the ten-kilometer water area of the Zakharyinsk shore (Zakhrebetnaya Bay) and the two-kilometer water area around the above-mentioned islands.

The topography is plain. Widely distributed are hillocky and small hillocky swamps with numerous lakes, channels and streams. The Gulyaevskie Koshki Islands are sandy, partly flooded during the tides. Some islands in the southeastern part of the Barents Sea have cliffy shores.

The vegetation features Arctic and typical tundras with a predominance of moss and lichen communities, herb-moss willow forests, floodplain meadows. Among the fiord dominants are the Arctophila fulva and Aloperucur pratensis, Poa pratensis, Calamagrostis langsdorfii, sedges and forbs). 210 vascular plants have been recorded, including rare species as Rodiola rosea, Dryas octopetala, Pinguaicula alpina.

Through the Zapovednik territory waterfowl migrate on a mass scale (about 30 species). The islands are breeding and moulting grounds, including rare and endangered species the Bewick's swan, white-fronted goose, lesser white-fronted goose, white-billed northern diver. In the southern extremity of the Dolgy Island is the rookery of the Atlantic walrus, which is listed in the Red Data Book.

Each year, the islands are visited by the polar bear.

Among rare cetaceans, are the narwhal, common bottle-nosed whale, and common finwhale may appear. The Atlantic seal occurs occasionally.

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