One of the oldest nests of white storks in the Moscow region will now be under reliable protection
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One of the oldest nests of white storks in the Moscow region will now be under reliable protection

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04-03-2024
 
Source: https://rgo.ru/
The press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Nature Management of the Moscow region announced the establishment of a security zone near one of the smallest specially protected natural territories of the Moscow region - a natural monument of regional significance "The Nest of the white stork in the village of Vysochki".

The area of this natural monument is only 0.3014 hectares. However, in such a small area there are valuable natural sites and attractions, for example, one of the oldest nests of white storks in the Moscow region.

"For the first time, storks built a nest on a high-rise water tower in 1978. Since then, Red Book birds have been breeding chicks in it every year. The largest brood of 6 chicks was recorded in 2010," the report says.

The main object of protection is the nest of white storks, which serves as a home for adult birds, and as a nursery for their younger young. However, 13 species of vertebrates have also been recorded in the protected area, including 1 species of amphibians, 11 species of birds and 1 species of mammals.
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