Lena Delta Wildlife Reserve


Lena Delta Wildlife Reserve

Infobox Protected area
name = Lena Delta Wildlife Reserve
iucn_category =



caption = Satellite picture of the Lena Delta
base_width = 300
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location = Sakha Republic, Russia
nearest_city = Tiksi
lat_degrees= 73|lat_minutes= 0|lat_seconds= 0|lat_direction= N
long_degrees= 127|long_minutes= 0|long_seconds= 0|long_direction=E
area = convert|61000|km2|sqmi|0|abbr=on
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Lena Delta Wildlife Reserve is a "Zapovednik" (“scientific nature reserve”) located in the delta of the Lena River in Sakha Republic, in the far north of eastern Siberia, Russia. It has a total land area of convert|61000|km2|sqmi|0, making it the largest protected area in Russia. The delta itself has a size of about convert|30000|km2|sqmi|0, making it one of the largest of the world. It protects large concentrations of birds, including swans, geese and ducks, loons, shorebirds, raptors and gulls. It is also an important fish spawning site. Nearby is the city of Tiksi, Russia.

References

*cite web |url= http://www.panda.com.br/about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/lena_river_delta.cfm|title= Lena River Delta - A Global Ecoregion|accessdate=2008-05-23 |date= 2006-07-06|work= |publisher=World Wide Fund for Nature

External links

* [http://edcw2ks15.cr.usgs.gov:8090/imagegallery/silverstream/pages/pgImageDetail.html?ImageID=172 USGS Landsat Image]
* [http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4778 NASA MODIS Image]


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