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Russian Zapovedniks and National Parks

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National Park "Shushensky Bor"

Address: 662710 Krasnoyarsky Kray, Shushensky r-n, pos. Shushenskoye, Lenina st., 158.

National Park Shushensky Bor is situated in the Shushensky District of Krasnoyarsky Krai. The Park was founded in 1995. Its area is 39,2 thousand ha; it is situated on the right bank of the Yenisei river.

The Park consists of two parts, a small one (4,4 thousand ha) in the Minusinskaya valley and large one on the northern slope of the Western Sayan near Sayano-Shushenskoye water reservoir.

Pre-mountain and mountain areas comprise a range of height zones: light coniferous and mixed forests, being replaced higher by birch-fir and dark coniferous forests of cedar. On the tops of ridges tundra sites and alpestrine meadows are met. In the valleys are spread taiga natural systems — aspen-fir forests with tall-grass cover of monkshood, candle larkspur, thistle, peavine, fern, anemone, and Erythronium. Of rare plant species is need of protection there are met yellow lady's slipper, Cypripedium macranthon, Orchis militaris, Rhodiola rosea, Paeonia anomala, camomile, etc.

45 mammal species and more than 200 bird species are noted in the Park. Of big mammals there live bear, fox, sable, deer, musk deer, elk, wild boar. Of rare and disappearing animal species, included in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation, there are black stork, hooded crane, bar-headed goose, fish hawk, imperial eagle, erne, saker falcon, peregrine falcon, bustard, and Apollo butterfly.

Near the village of Shushenskoye a lot of archeological memorials are found, including settlements from the bronze and ferrous ages, remains of defensive buildings from the "Kyrgyz" state, and also the living places of Russian settlers from the beginning of the XVIII century.

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