April 23, 2017

The Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature Reserve

Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet to celebrate the 100th Foundation Anniversary of the Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature on 27th October 2016. The Barguzinskiy Reserve is the first state natural reserve in Russia. It was established on 29 December 1916 (11 January 1917) to research, conserve and restore the sable.

It has been a part of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 1986. It is a sign of an international recognition of its efforts in sable research and restoration, as well as in preserving natural biodiversity of the Baikal Region. The Reserve territory was wholly included into the Lake Baikal UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

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