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Tsentral'nolesnoy Biosphere Reserve, Russian Federation

Tsentral’nolesnoy Biosphere Reserve is located in the Kalinin Oblast' about 280 km north-west of Moscow.

Designation date: 1985


Regional network:  EuroMAB

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    Surface : 70,508 ha 

    • Core area(s): 24,447 ha
    • Buffer zone(s): N/A
    • Transition zone(s): 46,061 ha

    Location: 56°30'N; 32°52'E

    Administrative Authorities

    Nelidovskiy District
    Settlement Zapovednik
    172513 Tver' Region
    Russian Federation

    Tel.: (7.482-66) 224 33

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    Ecological Characteristics

    The Biosphere Reserve is typical of the moraine landscape of the Central Russian Plain, consisting of southern-taiga forest and considerable areas of oligotrophic sphagnum bogs with elements of hypoarctic flora. Among the 51 mammal species are for example beaver Castor fiber, wolf Canis lupus and brown bear (Ursus arctos).





    Socio-Economic Characteristics

    More than 200 people live in the biosphere reserve (1998) who are either employed in a Nature Reserve administration or are subsistence farmers. Main economic activities in the buffer zone are berry and mushroom gathering, recreation activities by tourists (450 national tourists per year, 1998) and selective cuttings. In the transition area, agricultural activities and large clearcuts take place. Some environmental education and training activities (seminars, excursions, etc.) are carried out within the biosphere reserve.



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    Last updated: May 2019