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"Vepssky Les" ("Veps Forest"), a park

Subject / Nature memorials

Vepssky Les ("Veps Forest") is a state natural park. It is located in the territory of the Podporozhie, Tihvin, Boksitogorsk, Lodetnoy Pole districts. It occupies the area of 189,1 thousand hectares. It was founded with resolution of the Governor of the Leningrad Oblast of 14 September 1999, No. 302-pg, of 25 January 2001, No. 16-pg and of 14tMay 2003, No. 81-pg. It is governed with the Government of the Leningrad Oblast. The purpose of the foundation is the saving of the particularly precious natural complexes and objects which are not affected by economical activity: typical for the middle taiga of the North-West Russia landscape terrain features; oldage indigenous fir groves, oldage forests of others kinds; upland sphagnous bogs of the west-russian type; oligotrophic and oligotrophic lakes; rare species of the flora and fauna; unique landscapes; restoring of the breaking ecosystems (reafforestation, salvaging of the sunk wood, restoring of the spawning ground of the precious fish’s races and so on); the saving of the drained basin forestry ecosystems on the watershed of the rivers of the Baltic and the Caspian; the saving of the large woodlands for improvement surface air stratums of the region; the including of the territorial nature park to the structure of “ekologicheskogo karkasa” (The Ecological Frame of the Leningrad Oblast along with the others nature conservation territories and the recreational zones. Besides nature conservation purposes the park performs scientific and historical functions: the saving, research and usage in the scientific, touristic and recreational purpose the high natural and culture-historical potential of the territory; the stimulation of the revival of the veps language and culture; the foundation of the region ethnographical centre for research of the veps culture and Russian Mezhozerie; the organization of the architectural and ethnographical expositions on the basis of historic groups of the populated places, relics of the architecture and mode of life, folklore and ritual traditional that are kept on their territory.

Tripolskaya, Anna Aleksandrovna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Boksitogorsk District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tikhvin District

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