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Lena Delta Reserve expanded as part of the Sakha RepublicLena Delta Reserve expanded as part of the Sakha Republic's (Yakutia) "Gift to the Earth"
On August 12, 1996, the Russian Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) significantly expanded the Lena Delta state nature reserve. At 14,330 square kilometres, the Lena Delta reserve was already one of the largest and most important nature reserves in the Arctic. With its new size of 61,320 square kilometres, the expanded Lena Delta Reserve is now the largest protected area in Russia and one of the largest on earth. It is, however, only a small part of Sakha’s “Gift to the Earth”. Sakha, a republic approximately the size of Western Europe, decided in 1994 to designate at least 20% of its territory as a nature reserve
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The Lena Delta
Sabine Gull (Larus sabini), Lena Delta
Lapland Lousewort (Pedicularis Lapponica ), Lena Delta
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius), female, Lena Delta
Dunlin (Calidris Alpina), Lena Delta
Little Stint (Calidris Minuta), Lena Delta
Black-capped Marmot (Marmota camtschatica), Lena Delta, Siberia
Redtip Lousewort (Pedicularis Flammea), Lena Delta
Arctic Fox (Alopex Lagopus), Lena Delta
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