Protected areas of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Protected areas cover more than 908.0 sq.km.of the republic that is about 30% of its total territory. These areas are both unique and typical Arctic and Sub-arctic ecosystems that are rich in biological diversity.
Protected areas are reserved territories that are represented by standard natural landscapes, beauteous sceneries, migration routes and breeding sites of wild animals and birds, including rookeries of rare and endangered species. Theselandsarealsoinhabitedbyindigenoussmall-numberedpeoplesoftheNorthwhohavelivedhereformanycenturies, followed traditional nomadic lifestyles and used their territories for sacred rituals.
Protected areas provide conservation and restoration of biological and landscape diversityto ensure stability and self-regulation of natural ecosystems, and ability to reduce effects of anthropogenic disturbance and pressure.
Republican protected areas system is a regional part of the federal system of protected areas in Russia. Coordination and management of protected areas in Yakutia are provided through governing on federal, regional and local levels. Our Agency is authorized to govern regional protected areas.
Protected areas system in Yakutia
We manage 125 protected areas in the region, including 74 resource reserves, one state nature zakaznik/sanctuary, one protected landscape, 26 unique lakes and 17 nature monuments, which is about 647 264,4 sq.km.