It was the well-known geologist, geographer and naturalist Alexei Vaskovskay (1911-1979), head of the laboratory of nature conservation at the Institute of Biological Problems of the North (IBPS) of the FESC of the USSR, who suggested establishing an integrated nature reserve in Magadan Oblast. In 1973, he led the feasibility study for the creation of the integrated reserve. On January 5, 1982 the Magadansky State Nature Reserve was established.
The territory of the reserve consists of four parts: Kava-Chelomdzhinsky, Seymchansky, Olsky, Yamsky Island, and Yamsky mainland. They cover a total area of 883,000 hectares. They are located far from each other and differ greatly in terms of topography, climate, flora, and fauna.
The territory of the Magadan Nature Reserve includes a breeding ground of the Steller sea lion, which is listed in the Red Book of Russia. The reserve is also home to birds listed in the Red Book of Russia, including Steller's sea eagle, Baikal teal, small tundra swan, osprey, golden eagle, white-tailed eagle, peregrine falcon, Far Eastern curlew, common owl, and fish owl.
The symbol of the Magadan Reserve is the Steller's Sea Eagle, whose stylized image is shown in the official logo of the reserve.
Despite the remoteness, difficult transport arrangement and the harsh climate, the reserve always attracts wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world.
|Phone number:||8 (4132) 65-78-71|
|Address:||17 Koltsevaya Street, Magadan, Magadan Oblast|