Physical Geography
  Tectonics and Geology
  Climatic Change
  Climate at Present and in the Past
  Rivers, Lakes, Seas and Wetlands

Biomes & Regions
  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
  Lake Baikal
  The Far East

Environmental Problems
  Radioactive Contamination
  Oil and Gas Development
  Air Pollution
  The Aral Sea Problems
  Deforestation and Degradation of Forests
  Nature Protection and Conservation

Images of Russian Nature
  Geographic Index
  Systematic Index
  Alphabetical Index

Nature Reserves and
National Parks:

  Northern Russia   Central Russia   Povolzhye (Volga river basin)   Southern Russia   Ural Mountains   Western Siberia   Eastern Siberia   Far East

Фотографии природы России
  Географический каталог
  Систематический каталог
  Алфавитный каталог

Экологический Центр Экосистема на Facebook Экологический Центр Экосистема ВКонтакте

Ютуб канал Экосистема YouTube EcosystemaRu

Скачать приложения Экосистемы ЭкоГид из магазина Google Play / Play Market
Скачать приложения Экосистемы ЭкоГид из AppStore / iTunes
Видео-360 по экологии на нашем Youtube канале

Bird Decoys for European Birds: Songs, Calls, Sounds, Bird voices - application for Android download from Google Play / Play Market for free

( ) : : = = + +

Russian Nature

Home | Physical Geography | Biomes & Regions | Environmental Problems | Images of Russian Nature | Nature Reserves

Our Field Ecology Center published more than 180 methodical materials for nature studies. Some of them are in English:
Mobile educational application: Ecological Field Studies Techniques on Play.Google Mobile field guide Birds of North America: Songs and Calls Decoys on Play.Google WILD FLOWERS OF RUSSIA Field Identification Guide on Play.Google Mobile field guide Birds of Russia on Play.Google Mobile field guide Birds of Russia Songs, Calls and Voices on Play.Google Mobile field guide Birds of Europe Songs, Calls and Voices on Play.Google Mobile field guide Birds of Europe Songs, Calls and Voices on Play.Google
Mobile Educational Apps and Field Identification Guides for Russian, European and American Birds
Applications for Android and iOS are available at GooglePlay and AppStore

Please put an active hyperlink to our site (www.rusnature.info) when you copy the materials from this page

Russian Zapovedniks and National Parks

<<< National Park "Kenozersky" | Index and Map | National Park "Paanayarvi" >>>

National Park "Kurshskaya Kosa"

Address: 238535 Kaliningradskaya obl., Zelenogradsky r-n, pos. Rybachy, Lesnaya st., 7

National Park Kurshskaya Коsа, in Zelenogradsky District of Kaliningradskaya Region, was established in 1987 on the basis of a landscape zakaznik. Its area is 6,6 thousand ha. The Park includes the southern part of the spit, separating the Kurshsky Bay from the Baltic Sea.

The relief is the result of the activity of sea waves and wind, the seashore being exposed to intensive water erosion. In the cross-section three following zones are distinguished: sea beach (10-40 m) with a protective rampart (50-150 m), a man-made structure to strengthen the dunes; pre-dune plains; dune ridge. The ridge width is 300-500 m; mean height, 20-40 m. There occur dunes up to 60 m high, the highest in Europe.

Valleys and dune ridge are forested and fixed with plants. Forest has been planted since the middle of the 19-th century, and all the forests available have been planted. Old-age stands do not differ greatly from natural. Pine forests predominate, and there are spruce-pine, pine-birch forests. In the neighborhood of the town Rybachy there are plots of broad-leaved hornbeam-lime forests. On traveling dunes, plant communities of different levels of overgrowth are to be found.

The Park is situated on the main flyway of migratory birds, and their high density during the migration period is characteristic. About half of the birds of the local fauna (total number is 233 species) have nesting grounds in the Park. Among the mammalian dwellers are the moose, roe deer, wild boar. The predators include the marten, ermine, least weasel, otter, badger, raccoon dog. The European hare, squirrel, muskrat and beaver are common.

<<< National Park "Kenozersky" | Index and Map | National Park "Paanayarvi" >>>



Recommend this page to your friends:

* *