A buffer zone has been created for the Zabelovsky cluster of the Bastak Nature Reserve in Evreiskaya province
The Zabelovsky cluster was created in 2011 on the territory of the former provincial wildlife refuge. Back then, an area of more than 36,000 hectares was transferred under the management of the Bastak Nature Reserve. Over more than 10 years, the reserve’s staff, including with WWF support, have been conducting scientific work on the territory of the cluster to study the state of the ornithofauna and ichthyofauna, rare and endangered plants and animals, as well as their habitat.Early this year, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the extending this valuable ornithological site to the territory of the reserve, WWF helped the Bastak Nature Reserve to purchase a mobile container. This allowed the staff of the scientific department of the reserve and the colleagues from protected areas and scientific institutes of the country to conduct field work on the cluster territory in more comfortable conditions.