Parapolsky Dol

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Parapolsky Dol

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    1,200,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    61°37'N 165°46'E
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Parapolsky Dol. 13/09/94; Korak Autonomous Area; 1,200,000 ha; 61°37'N 165°47'E. Temporary Wildlife Refuge, Nature Reserve. A representative example of an "alass" plain with large widely meandering rivers. The site includes numerous lakes, oxbows, rivers, streams, Sphagnum and cotton-grass mires, and floating bogs set in tundra vegetation. Plant communities of the "alass" depressions are important as relicts of the Late Pleistocene tundra-steppe. The various habitats include dense floating vegetation, grass meadows, Siberian dwarf-pine and alder elfin woods. The area is very important as a passage, breeding and molting area for large numbers of various waterbird species, and it supports several rare species of breeding raptors. The lakes provide spawning areas for valuable fish species. Human activities are traditional reindeer breeding, small-scale timber felling, and hay harvesting. Ramsar site no. 693. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Koryakski Autonomous Okrug

  • National legal designation: 
    • Wildlife refuge (‘zakaznik’) - Belaya River
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