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Wildlife Sanctuaries of the Pinega land and the Kargopol area: 40 years on nature conservation · site of the government of the Arkhangelsk region

In the South-West of the Monastery of the sanctuary is a large lake Red Perch

On March 4, in the Arkhangelsk region, three protected areas (PAS) regional value – Monastery, sursko and Filatov reserves – has just celebrated 40 years since the Foundation. They are located in Onega and Kargopol districts.

As noted by the Deputy head of the Centre for environmental protection of the Arkhangelsk region Yuliya Khrustaleva, all three of the refuge have biological profile.

This means that they are all created with one purpose – the preservation, reproduction and restoration of populations of animals, plants, birds, their habitats and overall ecological balance, – said Yuliya Khrustaleva.

The Red lake Perch and bird colonies

In the South-West of the Monastery of the sanctuary is a large lake of Red Perch (old name – the Holy lake). In the Northern part of this lake there is a small island of Driftwood, which has become the habitat of huge numbers of birds. Here are real “rookeries”.

By the way, among the birds living in the reserve, identified 8 species included in the Red book of the Russian Federation and the Arkhangelsk region, including eagle owl, Tengmalm’s Continue reading

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