National parks in Russia

Russia to create new national parks and reserves the size of Switzerland

Polar bears, walruses, sea otters, and other endangered species are all set to benefit from a Russian decision to boost its national protected areas to nearly three per cent of its territory by 2020, a move that helps the country to meet its international obligations to protect biodiversity.

The Russian government’s decision establishes nine new nature reserves and 13 national parks covering a total area of over 3.8 million ha by 2020. Russia is also introducing marine buffer zones of more than 1 million ha.

Walrus in the Russian Arctic.

WWF applauds creation of Chukotkan nature reserve

WWF Russia has welcomed the news that a new nature reserve has been established in Chukotka to help conserve the unique coastal ecosystem of the Chukchi Sea and its walrus and polar bear populations.

National parks of Russia – Wikipedia

National parks of Russia

Covering nearly one-eighth of the Earth’s surface, Russia harbors a tremendous variety of forests and freshwater ecosystems, mountains, and other landscape types in its 14 bioregions.

Arctic
Great Arctic
Koryaksky
Nenetsky
Ust-Lensky
Wrangel Island
2. Kola-Karelian & Eastern
European Forest
Bryansky Les
Darvinsky
Kaluzhsky Zaseki
Kandalakshsky
Kenozersky National Park
Kostomukshsky
Nizhnesvirsky
Rdeisky
Tsentralno-Lesnoy
3. Eastern European Forest-Steppe,
Steppe & Caspian Semi-Desert
Astrakhansky
Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky
Cherny Zemli

Dagestansky
Orenburgsky
Rostovsky
Tsentralno-Chernozemny
Ural Mountains
Shulgan-Tash
5. Great Caucasus
Kabardino-Balkarsky
Kavkazsky

Prielbrusye National Park
Severo-Osetinsky
Sochinsky National Park
Teberdinsky
6. Western Siberian Forest
7. Western Siberian Forest-Steppe & Steppe
Orenburgsky
8. Central Siberia
Olekminsky
9. Altai-Sayansky
Altaisky
Katunsky
Kuznetsky Alatau
. Baikal
Baikalo-Lensky
Zabaikalsky
11. Zabaikal
Olekminsky
12. Yano-Kolymsky
13. Amur-Sakhalin
Dalnevostochny-Morskoy
Kedrovaya Pad
Khankaisky
Khingansky
Lazovsky
Sikhote-Alinsky
Ussurisky
14. Kamchatka-Okhotsk Sea
Komandorsky
Kronotsky
Kurilsky
Magadansky

Russian Nature Press: list of parks with basic statistics and contact details, in English

The Altai Reserve