This site is about Russian and generally Eurasian nature, describing
natural landscapes, main biomes and ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife, plants and
animals, for those who are interested in biology, geography, nature trips and wildlife.
There is a Physical Geography section that describes Tectonics and Geology, Climatic Change, Climate, Soils, Rivers,
Lakes, Seas, and Wetlands, Permafrost and Biodiversity.
There is a Biomes and Regions section that describes different
natural zones of Russia and Eurasia: Arctic Environments, Boreal Forests, Mixed and Deciduous Forests,
Steppe and Forest-steppe, Arid
Environments, The Mountains of Northern Russia, The Mountains of Southern Siberia, The
Caucasus, The Mountains of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, Lake Baikal and The Far East.
Environmental Problems section that describes such themes of Northern
Eurasian environment as: Radioactive Contamination,
Environmental Impact of Oil and Gas Development, Air Pollution,
The Aral Sea Problems, Deforestation and Degradation
of Forests, Nature Protection and Conservation.
There is an Images of Russian Nature section that contains
scientific photographs of Eurasian nature - fungi, lichens, plants, animals and natural
landscapes. All pictures are made by professional field biologists and geographers during
their expeditions all over the Russia and former USSR countries. This section contains a
few thousand of images that you can find using Geographic
Index (all objects are separated by countries and nature geographical zones), Systematic Index (all objects are separated by
their systematic position) and Alphabetical Index (all
objects are separated by their scientific Latin names according to the alphabet).
There is a Russian Nature Protected Areas section that describes
134 nature protected areas of the Russian Federation: Nature Reserves (Zapovedniks) and
You are welcome to browse our site!
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"Investigating Nature Together" eBooks:
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