The Reserve was set up in 1994. Its area occupies 267,300 ha. The strictly protected area of the Reserve constitutes 81 ha (including a part of the Tatar Strait water area). The Reserve is located on the northeast slopes of the Sikhote-Aline Mountain Range. The specific feature of the Reserve is manifested by its location within the boundaries between the natural communities characteristic for northern fauna and flora and those of the southern ones.
The terrain of the Reserve is mountainous, with predomination of elevations from 600m to 1,000m above the sea level. The anthropogenic effect is minimal.
The fauna and flora of the Reserve is both unique and varied. There one can find pine, spruce, fir, larch, oak, ash, woodland grape, shizandra, eleuterococcus, aralia and other plants. Of the animal world one can find there the sable, mink, otter, lynx, wolverine, wolf, brown bear, elk, Manchurian deer, roe deer, wild boar, musk deer, and hazel and spruce grouses. Besides this, the Botchinsky Nature Reserve represents the northernmost habitat of the Amur tiger, the number of which in recent years has been fluctuating between 4 and 6.
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