In the second issue of the Russian geographical magazine ’s Picturesque Russia”* in 2015 published an article about Altai biosphere reserve: “the Waterfall uchar – test for the bold…”
In each issue of the magazine, which is published once in two months, there is a heading called “the Protected area”, which tells about the national parks of our country. In this room were placed the articles of Tigireksky nature reserve, Altaisky and Katunsky biosphere reserves.
In the article on the Altai biosphere reserve “Waterfall uchar – test for the bold…” reserve staff told us about the biggest in the Altai mountains cascade waterfall uchar (Tulchinsky Big waterfall). This extraordinary work is located on the territory of the Altai nature reserve, on the right tributary of Chulyshman — the river Chulcha in 11-12 kilometers from its confluence with the Chulyshman. In 2011, the Association of tour operators has made a uchar in a list of 5 of the most hard-to-reach attractions of Russia. The route to the waterfall uchar – one of the six eco-educational routes allowed in the reserve to visit. The article tells about the changes that happened on the trail, and provides visitors an updated route. Continue reading
The island of são Miguel is the largest and most charming among all the Azores. Its dimensions are 65 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide. The island’s population is a little over 120,000 people. This island is quite often referred to as the “green island” because of its beautiful green landscape. There are not many comfortable beaches Practically the entire coastline is a marine rocks that crash into the shore, especially on the East coast. The highest point in the San Miguel mountain Pico da Vara (1103 metres).
The capital of the island — Ponta Delgada (Ponta Delgada).
In the Northern part of San Miguel is “the lake of Fire” (Lagoa do Fogo), where tourists can cook “cozido das Furnas”, the famous Azorean dish (meat, stewed in the hot springs). Way of cooking this dish is quite spicy: a pan of raw meat and vegetables wrapped in cloth and buried in volcanic ash for several hours.
The second largest city on the island after the capital is Ribeira Grande (Ribeira Grande). It is a 20-minute drive from Ponta Delgada. There is quite a beautiful historic centre and beautiful beaches, with very good conditions for surfing. In addition, it is the most convenient point for trips Continue reading
The defenders of the Kurgalsky reserve guard from building a lake Lipovskoye
Environmental action in defense of Kurgalsky zakaznik, which was attended on Saturday, 25 may, about 40 residents of the village of Kurgolovo the Kingisepp district of the Leningrad region — just another phase in the struggle for the inviolability of protected areas. About this today, on may 27, the correspondent of IA REGNUM informed the members of the initiative group in defense of the “Kurgalsky” zakaznik.
According to the testimony of a member of the Board of OBEO “Green World” Vera Ovcharenko, under threat of land — the protected forest on the shore of the lake, which the inhabitants were taken under the protection and consistently protect.
“Build has ordered local authorities, while permits are not available. A few days ago, in the time of the construction of piles. But the array is located in a protective forest water protection zones by their unique biological characteristics of lake Lipovskoye protected mode “Kurgalsky” reserve”, — Continue reading