The Russian Geographical Society heartily congratulates wildness protection workers on their professional holiday!
Your sincere love of nature, our country, indifference and diligence are worthy of the highest praise. The Russian nature reserve system is a national treasure, which we can be proud of and which is save thanks to your selfless work.
Without your help we couldn`t have brought to life such projects of the Russian Geographic Society as preservation of the Far East leopard, Amur tiger, snow leopard, polar bear and other rare species.
Nowadays a network of national parks includes 103 state nature reserves, 47 national parks, 64 federal reserves. The total area of all federal protected areas takes up almost 3% of the territory of Russia, and 11% - of the protected areas of all categories. The protected areas of our country will be expanded in future, and this is your merit as well.