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Russian Zapovedniks and National Parks

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Zapovednik "Bryansky Les"

Address: 242180, Bryanskaya obl., Suzemsky r-n, st. Nerussa.

Zapovednik Bryansky Les is situated in Bryanskaya Region. The Zapovednik was founded in 1987, its area is 12,2 thousand ha. The Zapovednik is situated in the valley with small hills between the rivers Nerussa and Desna.

The primary plant cover consists of pine, coniferous-broad-leaved, oak and ash-oak forests, which as a result of intensive felling and drainage of the land in the past have been replaced over significant areas with secondary parvifoliate (birch and aspen) forests. The wood-covered areas makes up 34% of the Park. The main wood-forming species are pine, spruce, oak, birch, and aspen. High bogs are met sometimes.

Flora includes more than 600 vascular plant species. Rare plants included in the Red Data Book of Russian Federation (yellow lady's slipper, Dactylorhiza majalis, etc.) are numerous. A high density of wild boar, roe, and elk is noted. American elk, fox, marten, least weasel; and common weasel live in the Zapovednik; bear, lynx, badger, and wolf are not numerous The European bison was introduced.

Birds account for more than 160 species. Hazel grouse are numerous, wood grouse are occasionally met. Among rare and disappearing birds serpent eagle, black stork nest in the territory, and white-tailed eagle, golden eagle, and fish hawk can be met.

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