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Great Arctic Reserve, Taimyrski Zapovednik and German-Russian Expeditions 1989-1991 to TaimyrGreat Arctic Reserve, Taimyrski Zapovednik and German-Russian Expeditions 1989-1991 to Taimyr
Within the former German-Soviet Environmental Agreement in the years 1989-1991 3 biological expeditions to the Taimyr peninsular in northernmost Siberia were performed. They laid the ground for a partnership agreement between the Taimyrsky Zapovednik (nature reserve) and the Schleswig-Holstein Waddensea National Park and later the establishment (1993) of the Great Arctic Reserve (Zapovednik). The Taimyr peninsular is covered by the most extensive and northernmost tundra habitats in Siberia. These enormous wetlands are used during the short Arctic summer by millions of waterbirds, which winter in Southern Europe, Southern Asia and Africa. The biodiversity of the Taimyr peninsular is with 20% well covered with different kinds of protected areas. However, there may be need to connect them by South-North corridors to secure adaptation of biodiversity moving North with climate change. With increased warming and thawing of tundra massive release of methane stored in the ground could trigger further climate change.
Available online at: http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Bolshoy_Arktichesky_Great_Arctic_Zapovednik
Byrranga mountains (background) and Tundra, Central Taimyr, Russia late June 1989
Warden patrolling Ari Mas part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik, Southern Taimyr, Russia, 1989
Larch trees, Ari Mas, part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik at the tree line in Southern Taimyr, Russia, June 1989
Trush nest at Larch tree, Ari Mas, part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik at the tree line in Southern Taimyr, Russia, June 1989
Larch trees, Ari Mas, part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik at the tree line in Southern Taimyr, Russia, June 1989
Warden Station at Ari Mas part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik, Southern Taimyr, Russia, 1989
Melting river at Ari Mas part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik, Southern Taimyr, Russia, 1989
Larch trees, Ari Mas, part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik at the tree line in Southern Taimyr, Russia, June 1989
Larch trees, Ari Mas, part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik at the tree line in Southern Taimyr, Russia, June 1989
The end of a Reindeer sledge, Ari Mas, part of the Taimyrsky Zapovednik at the tree line in Southern Taimyr, Russia, June 1989
Approaching Chelyuskin, Northernmost point of Eurasia, German-Russian Taimyr Expedition 1989
Arctic tundra, Taimyrski Zapovednik (nature reserve), central Taimyr, Russia
Dark-bellied Brent Geese (Branta b. bernicla), caught for ringing, Northern Taimyr; Russia
Cuirlew Sandpiper (Calidris Ferruginea), Sibirian Arctic
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