TITAN GROUP RENDERED ASSISTANCE TO INSTALL PHOTOTRAPS FOR REINDEER RESEARCH IN DVINSKO-PINIZHSKIY NATURE RESERVE
For the first time the scientists study the state of the wild reindeer population in Dvinsko-Pinezhskiy reserve of Arkhangelsk region using phototraps. So the press service of Arkhangelsk subdivision of Barents division WWF Russia reports.
"The cameras are installed in the western part of Dvinsko-Pinezhskiy reserve to reveal the summer habitats of the wild reindeer listed in the Red Book of Russia. The phototraps are installed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with assistance of Center for the nature management and environmental protection of Arkhangelsk region and Titan Group. The data from the automatic cameras will help in work on monitoring and preservation of reindeer in the region", - the message says.
The Dvinsko-Pinezhskiy state reserve was established by decision of Arkhangelsk region government on October 1, 2019. This is one of few locations in the region where the reindeer remain. They remain owing to remoteness and intactness of a large area of old coniferous trees. In the course of expeditions to prepare substantiation of establishment of EPNA the availability of the species listed in the Red Book of RF was proved but the data about its number and condition are very scarce.
Eight cameras are installed in the habitats of reindeer revealed on the basis of high resolution photos from the space. The pictures reflect a typical net of paths formed in the areas where the deer forage in the summer time.