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Abandoned oil drilling site, Pechora Delta, Nenets Autonomous Region, Russia

Abandoned oil drilling site, Pechora Delta, Nenets Autonomous Region, Russia

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Uploaded 27 Nov 2013 by Peter Prokosch
The Pechora River is the only European River of larger dimensions that is still largely untouched by human influences. Virtually all European salmonid fish (12 species) can still be found in this river. The delta is an important breeding area and stopover site for migratory birds, wintering in Western Europe and Africa. For example, 50% of the flyway population of Bewick's Swans breed in the Pechora delta as well as significant proportions of duck, goose and wader bird populations. In o ...
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