The Lapland Nature Reserve in the Murmansk region launches night excursions during the polar day
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The Lapland Nature Reserve in the Murmansk region launches night excursions during the polar day

Clean Arctic  
05-24-2024
 

The excursions, starting from 7 to 9 p.m. and lasting until 2-3 a.m., offer a unique opportunity to observe nature under the setting sun.

A new 10 km long trail is called "Lapland Circumnavigation" and will be available from the second half of June to the end of July.

The Lapland Nature Reserve, established in 1930, is one of the largest protected areas in Northern Europe and the first nature reserve beyond the Arctic Circle. Its main goal is to preserve the wild reindeer population.

The Norilsk Nickel company, which has been supporting the reserve for 20 years, helps the reserve in this. Thanks to this cooperation, the number of deer has increased significantly, and now the population numbers more than 1,000 individuals.

The Lapland Nature Reserve covers an area of 278,435 hectares, and nature is preserved in its original form throughout its territory. Various animals live here: moose, brown bears, wolves, foxes, wolverines, as well as 80 species of birds and about 1,500 species of insects. The staff of the reserve is actively working to restore rare species of animals, develop infrastructure and introduce new technologies.

The reserve is also actively engaged in environmental education and enlightenment. An open-air visitor center has been created in Chunozerskaya Manor, where visitors can walk along the ecotropes.

Thus, thanks to the support of Norilsk Nickel, the Lapland Nature Reserve is becoming not only a center for the conservation of biological diversity, but also an important element of environmental education and sustainable development of the region.

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