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Russian Zapovedniks and National Parks

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Zapovednik "Verkhne-Tazovsky"

Address: 626740 Yamalo-Nenetsky , pos. Krasnoselkup, Stroiteley st., 18.

Zapovednik Verkhne-Tazovsky, in Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug was established in 1986. Its area is 631,3 thousand ha. It is located on Verkhnetazovskaya Upland, in the watershed of river Taz tributaries Pokolka and Ratta. The highest elevations are 160-170 m above the sea level.

In the plant cover north-taiga forests and bogs are presented: pine cowberry-lichen forests, dark coniferous forests of Siberian pine, spruce and fir, valley mixed forests, paludal sphagnum pine forests and oligotrophic moors with a thick cover of reindeer moss are developed, which serve important habitats of game birds and reindeer.

The flora includes plants rare for Siberia: Turk's cap lily, Ural peony, broad-leaved grape fern, etc.

The Zapovednik is home to the following mammals: moose, brown bear, wolverine, sable, least weasel, ermine; there also occur the lynx, Siberian weasel; dwelling in water bodies are the muskrat, and otter. Tetraonidae are common, including the capercaillie, black grouse, hazel grouse, willow grouse.

There are a number of rare and endangered birds as the Siberian crane, white-tailed eagle, osprey, golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, Bewick's swan, red-breasted goose (stopping over on the flyway).

Rivers provide spawning grounds to taimen, inconnu, muksun, chir.

The Zapovednik area is a promising ground for the acclimatization of the beaver (Kondo-Sosvinskaya population) and the forest form of wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus).

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