The Volga River is the largest river system in Europe. It runs from northwest of Moscow for 3,700 km towards the Caspian Sea. Thirteen Russian biosphere reserves are located within the Volga River basin. To help raise awareness about their main characteristics, they have developed a series of posters.
These include maps and images about populations, main species, ecosystems and socio-economic activities found within the reserves; information on useful publications and projects; and suggestions for their further sustainable development.
At the beginning of the year, sixteen other Russian biosphere reserves published similar posters. More are being developed with the ultimate objective of producing a poster for each biosphere reserve of the Russian Federation.