A new national park will appear in the Nizhny Novgorod region

A new national park will appear in the Nizhny Novgorod region

Source: https://eco.nobl.ru/
The press service of the Government of the Russian Federation announced the creation of the national park "Nizhny Novgorod Volga Region" named after V.A. Lebedev. A new specially protected natural area of federal significance will appear in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

The National Park will be located on the territory of Sharangsky, Lyskovsky, Voskresensky, Kstovsky and Sosnovsky municipal districts, as well as Vorotynsky, Perevozsky, Bor and Arzamas urban districts. Its total area will be more than 65 thousand hectares.

"The creation of a national park in these territories will contribute to the preservation of natural complexes, archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, as well as the development of eco-tourism," the message says.

Typical and unique natural complexes grow on the territory of the national park: dark coniferous and coniferous-deciduous forests with oak elements. Fragments of the Volga River floodplain, karst lakes and caves will be monitored here.

The natural complexes of the Nizhny Novgorod Volga region are habitats of rare and endangered species of living organisms. There are 182 species of animals, 89 species of plants, 42 species of fungi and lichens listed in the Red Book of the Nizhny Novgorod region. Of these, 28 species of animals, 11 species of plants, 2 species of fungi and lichens are listed in the Red Book of Russia.
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