January 21, 2017

Russian Arctic National Park

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet on 30th August 2016 on the Russian Arctic National Park which is the northernmost specially protected natural land area of Russia. The park is situated on two polar archipelagoes. 

The unique geographical location of the park defines a number of its features and the wide variety of creatures. All the year round bowhead whale dwell in the sea near the islands, herds of narwhals, rare species of sea-unicorns, come inshore.In the spring time polar bears come into the world there and begin their life journey in the ice.

The main tasks of the national park is to preserve ecosystems and nature-made objects, to protect rare species of animals and plants, to conduct scientific researches and to provide education.

The souvenir sheet depicts a polar bear, an emblematic panorama and Russian Arctic National Park logo.

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