Ministry of natural resources of the Russian federation

       Polistovsky National Nature Reserve

 
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August 21 - Summer in the colors of the whole world

Summer in the colors of the whole world

волонтеры AIESEC в Полистовском заповеднике, фото: vk.com/gogolevo

In the beginning of August Polistovsky Reserve was visited by trainees from the international youth organization AIESEC, participants of the EcoFuture project. For three days, young people from Colombia, Brazil, Egypt, Tunisia, the Czech Republic, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China, France and Spain were engaged in a variety of tasks, including household chores, organization of a play for children, and, of course, visiting ecological routes and getting acquainted with the Reserve’s nature.

July 30 - Children's ecological hike "Rodnik"

Children's ecological hike "Rodnik" in Polistovsky Reserve

Детский экологический поход «Родник» в Полистовском заповеднике

In July, a children's ecological hike "Rodnik" was held in Polistovsky Reserve. The hike took place on the territory of the Reserve's buffer zone in Loknyansky district, and was attended by 17 schoolchildren from Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky districts, Pskov and Veliky Novgorod.

July 13 - A golden eagle nest with a nestling was found in the Reserve

A golden eagle nest with a nestling was found in the Reserve

птенец беркута, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Оскар Сайфуллин

On the 10th of July, employees of Polistovsky Reserve found a golden eagle nest with a nestling in. Expedition to the Reserve was organized specifically to check the long-known nest of this rare bird included in the Red Data Book of Russia.

July 11 - Scientists continue inventory of intra-bog islands

Scientists continue inventory of intra-bog islands

инвентаризация внутриболотных островов, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Андрей Наумкин

Scientists from St. Petersburg and Kaluga continue to inventory the intra-bog islands of Polistovsky Reserve. During a five-day expedition, experts surveyed plant communities of 10 islands in the northern part of the protected area.

July 9 - Polistovsky Reserve at "River Velikaya" festival in Opochka town

Polistovsky Reserve at "River Velikaya" festival in Opochka town

фестиваль «Река Великая» в Опочке, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Маргарита Морозова

On the 6th of June representatives of Polistovsky Reserve spoke at the festival "River Velikaya" in Opochka. They told about the cooperation of the Reserve with local community and development of cognitive tourism in Polistovsky area, which combines natural and historical and cultural components.

July 6 - Scientists noted high biodiversity in the meadows of Polistovsky Reserve

Moscow scientists noted the high species diversity of plants in the meadows of Polistovsky Reserve

шпажник черепитчатый, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Оксана Чередниченко

High species diversity and a large number of rare plants were found in Polistovsky Reserve by geobotanists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and Greenpeace Russia. From the 25th to the 29th of June, they conducted a geobotanical survey of the meadows of the protected area.

July 5 - Special offer: free accommodation in the guest house in Gogolevo village

Special offer: free accommodation in the guest house of Polistovsky Reserve in Gogolevo village in July

гостевой дом Полистовского заповедника в деревне Гоголево, фото: Ирина Минина

Polistovsky Reserve launches a special offer for ecotourists. During July, accommodation in the new guest house of Polistovsky Reserve in the village of Gogolevo is free for all the visitors of the nature excursions.

June 29 - Polistovsky Reserve at the Forum for Socially Responsible Tourism

Polistovsky Reserve at the Forum for Socially Responsible Tourism

Форум социально ответственного туризма в Пскове, фото: pskov.ru

Representatives of Polistovsky Reserve took part in the first Forum of Socially Responsible Tourism "#Help while traveling!" in Pskov with a presentation about its experience in the development of sustainable eco-tourism.

June 26 - Photo contest #mybog

Online photo contest #mybog

Store Mosse National Park (Sweden) and Polistovsky National Nature Reserve (Russia) announce the start of a photo contest #mybog. We invite all the guests of Polistovsky Reserve and Store Mosse National Park to participate.

June 15 - Calendar of nature: summer is going on

Calendar of nature: summer is going on

росянка длиннолистная, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Андриан Колотилин

After a short period of cooling visited Polistovye last week, the maximum daily air temperatures rose above 20 degrees again. Summer continues, and characteristic summer natural phenomena and events occur.

June 14 - Tourists met a moose calf on the eco-trail "Mossmen route"

Tourists met a moose calf on the eco-trail "Mossmen route"

лосенок, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Борис Ревнов

On the 11th of June, tourists of Polistovsky Reserve met a moose calf during an excursion along the ecological trail "Mossmen route". After a while, a mother-moose returned to the calf, and together they went away, into the protected area.

June 7 - Study of the black-throated loon population

Study of the black-throated loon population

чернозобая гагара, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Оскар Сайфуллин

Specialists of Polistovsky Reserve found a pair of black-throated loons listed in Red Data Book of Russia, during an expedition on studying the population of this rare species.

June 6 - Contest results: "Ecology through the children's eyes"

The winners of the contest of social advertising "Ecology through the children's eyes"

конкурс социальной рекламы  

Schoolchildren from 27 regions of Russia took part in the social advertising contest "Ecology through the children's eyes", held by Polistovsky Reserve. The children from the Crimea and Murmansk region, from Altai and from Pskov, from Buryatia, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Karelia, Voronezh and many other cities sent works for participation in the contest.

June 4 - Calendar of nature: "pre-summer" in full swing

Calendar of nature: "pre-summer" in full swing

цветение ириса ложноаирового, Полистовский заповденик, фото: @zaprirodu 

This year the spring in Polistovye came swiftly and lasted for two months only. After the cool April days, May pleased pskov region residents with warm summer weather. And indeed, according to the data of an automatic meteorological station of Polistovsky Reserve, on the 1st of May the air warmed up to +25.9 degrees (Celsius).

June 4 - Action "Meet Your Land" in Pskov

Action "Meet Your Land" in Pskov

акция «Знакомься – Твоя Земля!» в Пскове, Полистовский заповденик

On Saturday, the 2nd of May, Pskov schoolchildren checked their knowledge of Polistovsky Reserve and other protected natural areas of the region as part of the environmental information action "Meet Your Land!".

June 1 - Photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserve at Pulkovo Airport

Photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserve at Pulkovo Airport

фотовыставка Полистовского заповедника в Пулково, фото: Евгений Егоров

A photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserved opened at Pulkovo Airport. The exposition acquaints residents and guests of the Northern capital of Russia with the untouched beauty of Polistovsky nature and activities of the protected area.

May 31 - End of the school year - time to go to the reserve

End of the school year - time to go to the Reserve

Ученики 3Б класса Бежаницкой школы в Полистовском заповденике, фото: Светлана Черненкова

In May, several school groups from Pskov region visited eco-trails of Polistovsky Reserve: pupils of the third and sixth forms of Bezhanitsky school, as well as mixed groups from Piskovsky and Nasvinsky schools.

May 25 - Polistovsky Reserve is 24 years old

Polistovsky Reserve is 24 years old

Today is Polistovsky Reserve's birthday. For 24 years, the Reserve has been preserving and studying raised bogs of Polistovo-Lovatskaya bog system, and acquainting all interested with this amazing, beautiful world.

May 24 - Marsh for Parks in Loknya settlement

Marsh for Parks in Loknya settlement

Марш парков - 2018, Локня, Полистовский заповедник

On the 22nd of May the action "March for Parks" organized by Polistovsky Reserve was held in Loknya settlement. As a part of the action, Loknya residents planted trees on the Octyabrskaya street; and then a cognitive ecological site introducing students to the Reserve took place on the territory of Loknyansky school.

May 22 - Training seminar "The Role of NGOs in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage and the development of rural settlements"

Training seminar "The Role of NGOs in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage and the development of rural settlements" 

семинар «Роль НКО в сохранении природного и культурного наследия и развитии сельских поселений», фото: wildnet.ru

Last week, deputy director of Polistovsky Reserve, Elena Perova, and a resident of Gogolevo village, Evgenia Slizkova, attended a training seminar on the role of NGOs in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage and the development of rural settlements in the Valdai National Park, where specialists from different regions discussed new ways of mutually beneficial cooperation between protected areas and residents of nearby settlements.

May 21 - "Reserves' week" in Bezhanitsky school

"Reserves' week" in Bezhanitsky school

Заповедная неделя в Бежаницкой школе, Полистовский заповденик

From the 14th to the 20th of May "Reserves' week" was held in Bezhanitsky school, during the week teachers and pupils learned more about Polistovsky reserve. The week ended with an open ecological site on the 20th of May, where volunteers from among schoolchildren told residents and guests of Bezhanitsy about Polistovsky Reserve in a game form.

May 16 - Photo exhibition and presentation in the Social Services Center

A photo exhibition and a presentation of Polistovsky Reserve in the Social Services Center of Velikiye Luki city

презентация Полистовского заповедника в Центре социального обслуживания г. Великие Луки

Yesterday, on the 15th of May, employees of Polistovsky Reserve opened a photo exhibition at the Social Services Center of Velikie Luki and told pensioners and people with disabilities about nature consrvation.

May 15 - Practice of students of the ornithological course BirdID

Practice of students of the ornithological course BirdID

практика студентов BirdID, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Оскар Сайфуллин

Last week, the students of the training course on field ird identification (birdwatching) Bird ID passed the practice in Polistovsky Reserve. This ornithological practice is conducted on the basis of Polistovsky Reserve for the second time, the first students of the course visited the protected area last year.

May 7 - Joint raids on the protection of aquatic biological resources continue

Joint raids on the protection of aquatic biological resources continue

совместный рейд с рыбоохраной по Псковской области, Полистовский заповедник

Last week, Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcmnt team conducted two protection raids in conjunction with an employee of the Department of state control, supervision and fish protection of Pskov region. They drew up two protocols on administrative offences, and pulled 3 fishing nets from the rivers.

May 3 - Volunteer May Day: Polistovsky Reserve was visited by volunteers

Volunteer May Day: Polistovsky Reserve was visited by volunteers

волонтерская программа для фотографов, Полистовский заповедник

On the eve and during the weekend, timed to the May Day, the first volunteers in this year visited Polistovsky Reserve. Last week, a volunteer program on cleaning up the territory and beautification was held, and at the weekend the Reserve was visited by volunteers-photographers.

April 27 - Participants of the eco-marathon "Paper Boom" collected 9.5 tons of waste paper

Participants of the eco-marathon "Paper Boom" collected 9.5 tons of waste paper

экомарафон

9.5 tons of waste paper were collected in Bezhanitsy settlement by the participants of the eco-marathon "Paper Boom", organized by Polistovsky Reserve with the support of Bezhanitsy consumers’ cooperative. The winners of the marathon have been determined; they will receive gift certificates for visiting Polistovsky Reserve excursions.

April 25 - Joint raid with the representative of the department of fish protection of Pskov region

Joint raid with the representative of the department of fish protection of Pskov region

рыбоохранный рейд, Полистовский заповедник

Last week, state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcemnt team conducted a joint raid with an employee of the Department of state control, supervision and fish protection of Pskov region. Two administrative offenses were revealed.

April 24 - Polistovsky Reserve at a seminar for teachers of natural sciences

Polistovsky Reserve at a seminar for teachers of natural sciences

Полистовский заповедник на семинаре для учителей естественных наук, Великий Новгород

On the 20th of April, employees of Polistovsky Reserve spoke at a seminar for teachers of natural sciences in Velikiy Novgorod, held under the motto "Let's return practice to school." They told colleagues about their work in the field of environmental education and interpretation and about the opportunities for cooperation.

April 23 - Nature calendar: "green spring" has come

Nature calendar: "green spring" has come

willow bloom, Polistovsky Reserve, photo by Tatyana Novikova

The first phenological sub-season of spring (snowy spring), which began in Polistovye on the 10th of March, was quite extended and contrasting. Its average temperature was -1.8°C. On the 15th of March, frosts returned, and on the 17th of March the temperature dropped to -18°C, but on the 18th of March, spring began to come into force again, although it occasionally missed the initiative.

April 20 - «By the beaver's path» - only wearing rubber boots

«By the beaver's path» - only wearing rubber boots

экотропа «Дорогою бобра», Полистовский заповедник

This week the staff of Polistovsky Reserve made an exploratory trip to the ecological path "By the beaver's path". The route is ready to welcome tourists, but thanks to the activity of beavers near the trail it is wet in some places, and tourists need to come in rubber boots.

April 19 - Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcement team detained a citizen with a weapon in the buffer zone

Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcement team detained a citizen with a weapon in the buffer zone

охрана территории, Полистовский заповедник

On the 17th of April , during a regular raid, the law-enforcement team of Polistovsky Reserve detained a citizen who was in the Reserve's buffer zone with a hunting weapon. The weapon was withdrawn and transferred to the police, state inspectors drew up a protocol on an administrative offense.

April 17 - "Polistovsky spring" photo exhibition at "Apelsin" mall

"Polistovsky spring" photo exhibition is opened at "Apelsin" mall

фотовыставка «Полистовская весна», ТЦ «Апельсин»

On the 16th of April, the photo exhibition "Polistovsky spring" began its work in the central gallery of th mall "Orange" (the city of Velikie Luki). The exhibition consists of pictures by a professional wildlife photographer Andrian Kolotilin.

April 16 - Eco-marathon "Paper Boom"

Polistovsky Reserve conducts an eco-marathon "Paper Boom"

Polistovsky Reserve conducts an eco-marathon "Paper Boom" for collecting paper in Bezhanitsy settlement. Everyone will be able to hand over the junk paper near the building of the Concert Hall from 10 am to 3 pm on the 27th of April.

April 12 - Tsevlo residents at Philosophovy historical and cultural center

Tsevlo residents visited Philosophovy historical and cultural center

цевельчане в ИКЦ Философовых, Полистовский заповедник

On the 10th of April, the most active residents of Tsevlo village visited the excursion to Bezhanitsky historical and cultural center of the Philosophovy. The trip was organized by Polistovsky Reserve.

April 11 - "Ecology through the children's eyes" contest

"Ecology through the children's eyes" contest

Polistovsky Reserve invites schoolchildren to take part in the contest of social advertising "Ecology through the children's eyes". The contest is held in two categories: the best propaganda poster "Reach out your hand to nature" and the best video clip "Green Lens".

April 10 - Fire season is opened

Fire season is opened in Polistovsky Reserve

Полистовский заповедник, тушение возгорания в охранной зоне

Yesterday, on the 9th of April, state inspectors of the law-enforcement team of Polistovsky Reserve detected and extinguished two dry grass fires in the buffer zone of the Reserve in Loknyansky district. Presumably, fires were caused by human's actions, the guilty were not found.

April 9 - Moscow and St. Petersburg tour operators in Polistovsky Reserve

Moscow and St. Petersburg tour operators visited Polistovsky Reserve

экотропа

Last weekend the Polistovsky Reserve was visited by a group of tour operators from Moscow and St. Petersburg. They came as part of an advertising and information tour #Reserve developed by Pskov company "Travel Atmosphere".

April 4 - "Plavnitskoe bog" is waiting for tourists

"Plavnitskoe bog" is waiting for tourists

экотропа «Плавницкое болото», Полистовский заповедник

Polistovsky Reserve ecological route "Plavnitskoye bog" is ready to receive tourists. This conclusion was made by the staff of the protected area after inspecting the route on the 3rd of April: they estimated the patency of the trail, checked the condition of the decks and cleared the path from the forest debris.

April 3 - Spring has come to Polistovsky Reserve

Spring has come to Polistovsky Reserve

After the onset of warming, we can presum that the spring has come. Starting from the 10th of March, the maximum air temperatures have steadily passed through 0 degrees towards warming. That means that meteorological spring started in Polistovsky Reserve.

March 30 - Spring holidays in Polistovye: Gogolevo village

Spring holidays in Polistovye: Gogolevo village

Каникулы в Полистовье, Гоголево, Полистовский заповедник

Traditional meeting of the children who spend school holidays in the village took place at Polistovsky Reserve guest house in Gogolevo village on the 28th of March. They played, talked about the spring changes in nature and about their village.

March 28 - Ecological hour "Save early spring flowers" in Bezhanitsy

Ecological hour "Save early spring flowers" in Bezhanitsy

Сохраним первоцветы, Полистовский заповедник

Ecological hour "Save early spring flowers" will take place at 12:00 on the 30th of March in Bezhanitsy Central District Library named after A.P. Phylosophova. The event will be held in the framework of Polistovsky Reserve Friends Club.

March 27 - Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibition at Pskov university

Photo exhibition of Polistovsky Reserve at Pskov State University

фотовыставка в ПсковГУ, Полистовский заповедник 

On the 26th of March a photo exhibition dedicated to the nature and work of Polistovsky Reserve opened at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Medical and Psychological Education of Pskov State University.

March 23 - Following the traces of the willow ptarmigan

Following the traces of the willow ptarmigan

study of the population of the willow ptarmigan, Polistovsky Reserve

Work on studing Red Data Book species - the Central Russian willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus rossicus) continues in Polistovsky Reserve. From the 12th to the 16th of March, field work was carried out: a number of raised bog areas and edges of some settlements in the buffer zone of the Reserve were surveyed.

March 22 - Construction of a pier on Tsevlo Lake is completed

Construction of a pier on Tsevlo Lake is completed

пирс в деревне Цевло, Полистовский заповедник

The pier for boats on the shore of Tsevlo Lake in the village of the same name is completed. Construction started this winter by employees of Polistovsky Reserve; and soon, after ice melting, the pier will be opened for use to everyone.

March 20 - Salty feeder for moose have been renewed in Polistovsky Reserve

Salty feeder for moose have been renewed in Polistovsky Reserve

солонцы, Полистовский заповедник

Yesterday, state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve renewed one of the salty feeders for ungulates - they enlarged it and replenished the salt reserves. This place is mostly visited by moose, but sometimes other inhabitants of the Reserve also come here.

March 19 - Participants of the EU international project study the role of Polistovsky Reserve in the life of local community

Participants of the EU international project study the role of Polistovsky Reserve in the life of local community

гости в визит-центре Полистовского заповедника

On Friday, the 16th of March, scientists from Pskov State University, Siberian Federal University and Estonian University of Natural Sciences visited Polistovsky Reserve and Tsvlo village for research in the framework of the international project "EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors" (GRaSs).

March 14 - Lessons «Protected Areas» in the schools of Pskov Region

Lessons «Protected Areas» in the schools of Pskov Region

Полистовский заповедник, урок «Особо охраняемые природные территории России» 

Employees of Polistovsky Reserve began to conduct lessons "Protected Areas" in the schools of Pskov region. The events are held within the framework of the project "Your land", implemented by the Cross-boder cooperation center «Lake Peipsi project, Pskov» with the support of a grant of the President of the Russian Federation.

March 6 - Protection of Polistovsky Reserve territory in winter - 2018

Protection of Polistovsky Reserve territory in winter - 2018

охрана территории, Полистовский заповедник, фото: Елена Перова

State inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve passed 7 570 kilometers during patrolling of the protected area in the two winter months of 2018.

March 5 - Open lecture of Polistovsky Reserve in Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy

Open lecture of Polistovsky Reserve in Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy

открытая лекция Полистовского заповедника в Великолукской ГСХА, фото: Николай Максимов

Last week, on the eve of the World Wildlife Day, Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy hosted an open lecture of Polistovsky Reserve, where students and staff of the Academy got acquainted with this protected area.

March 2 - Photo exhibition "Protected Areas of Russia" in the Сulture House of the city of Velikiye Luki

Photo exhibition "Protected Areas of Russia" in the Сulture Нouse of the city of Velikiye Luki

фотовыставка «Особо охраняемые природные территории России», Полистовский заповедник

On the 1st of March, the employees of the Polistovsky Reserve placed a photo exhibition "Protected Areas of Russia" in the Culture House named after the Leninist Komsomol of the city of Velikiye Luki, which presents scenic natural pictures from National Parks and Nature Reserves of our country.

March 1 - Snow depth in Polistovsky Reserve reached half a meter for the first time in 5 years

Snow depth in Polistovsky Reserve reached half a meter for the first time in 5 years

снегомерная съемка, Полистовский заповедник 

The height of the snow cover in Polistovsky Reserve reached 50 cm for the first time since the winter of 2012-2013. Such data was received by the employees of the Reserve after the snow survey - a part of environmental monitoring.

February 27 - Meeting in the village of Gogolevo

Polistovsky Reserve employees discussed the prospects for the development of ecological tourism and cooperation with Gogolevo village residents in Locniansky district. 

On the eve of the Defender of the Fatherland Day representatives of the departments of environmental education, interpretation and tourism and law-enforcement of Polistovsky Reserve and Gogolevo village residents gathered together in the new guest house in Gogolevo.

February 21 - Polistovsky Reserve shared experience with the audience of "Winter School" in Pskov

Polistovsky Reserve shared experience with the audience of "Winter School" in Pskov

Полистовский заповедник на занятиях

On the 20th of February, Polistovsky Reserve presented its experience in the field of environmental education at an information event for specialists of eco-centers and teachers of natural sciences "Winter School", organized by NGO "Lake Peipsi Project" in the framework of the eco-educational project "Your Land".

February 20 - Winter route accounting of animals in Polistovsky Reserve

Winter route accounting of animals in Polistovsky Reserve

зимний маршрутный учет животных, Полистовский заповедник

Polistovsky Reserve employees conducted winter route accountings of hunting species of animals. Inhabitants of the protected area were counted by their footprints on 5 routes, about 15 km long each.

February 19 - Tsevlo village residents discussed cooperation with Polistovsky Reserve

Tsevlo village residents discussed cooperation with Polistovsky Reserve

встреча в деревне Цевло, Полистовский заповедник

On Friday, the 16th of February, Polistovsky Reserve staff met with the residents of Tsevlo village on the scientific-technical base of Polistovsky Reserve and discussed plans for the upcoming summer tourist season.

February 16 - New winter route is opened in Polistovsky Reserve

New winter route is opened in Polistovsky Reserve

зимний маршрут на снегоходах, Полистовский заповедник

A new winter ecological route started work in Polistovsky Reserve. It is held in the cold season on snowmobiles and tells visitors about winter on Polistovsky bogs, history of the bog settlements and work of the Reserve's employees.

February 14 - Polistovsky Reserve at the festival "Pristine Russia"

February 14 - Polistovsky Reserve at the festival "Pristine Russia"

Полистовский заповедник на фестивале «Первозданная Россия»

On the 10th of February, Polistovsky Reserve took part in the All-Russian nature festival "Pistine Russia". Visitors of the festival got acquainted with the raised bog, its natural value and inhabitants, and took part in Polistovsky Reserve interactive games.

January 24 - Fire safety info-boards are installed

Fire safety info-boards are installed in the vicinity of the Reserve

противопожарные аншлаги, Полистовский заповедник

Yesterday Polistovsky Reserve staff installed information signs with fire-prevention propaganda on the main routes leading to the protected natural area.

January 22 - Polistovsky bog is frozen to 16 centimeters deep

Polistovsky bog is frozen to 16 centimeters deep

промерзание болота, Полистовский заповедник

Annually with the onset of cold weather, Polistovsky Reserve employees start to monitor the process of freezing and subsequent thawing of the raised bog. Now, by the middle of winter, the surface of the bog has already frozen to a depth of 16 centimeters.

January 19 - Bezhanitsy schoolchildren got acquainted with the PAs of Russia at the photo exhibition

Schoolchildren got acquainted with the PAs of Russia at the photo exhibition at Philosophovy historical and cultural center

занятие Полистовского заповедника в Бежаницком историко-культурном центре Философовых

Today the students of Bezhanitskaya school attended Polistovsky Reserve event, dedicated to the protected areas of Russia. It was held at Philosophovy Historical and Cultural Center in Bezhanitsy, where the photo exhibition "Protected Areas of Russia" started its work.

January 17 - Photo exhibition at Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy

Photo exhibition at Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy

фотовыставка в Великолукской ГСХА, Полистовский заповедник

Today Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibition "Winter" was opened at Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy, it is dedicated to the life of nature and the inhabitants of the protected area in the cold season.

January 16 - How to count animals correctly: a briefing was held in the Reserve

How to count animals correctly: a briefing was held in the Reserve

Today Polistovsky Reserve state inspectors were instructed to conduct winter route countings of the main hunting species of animals and birds. Counters received route maps, and planned counting work for this season.

January 11 - Protected areas system of Russia celebrates 101-year anniversary

Protected areas system of Russia celebrates 101-year anniversary

Полистовский заповедник

Today the Day of National Nature Reserves and National Parks is celebrated in Russia. 101 years ago the first National Nature Reserve - Barguzinsky - was created in our country. In honor of this holiday Polistovsky Reserve offers readers a test on Russian protected areas system, the test is here.

January 10 - Winter school holidays with Polistovsky Reserve

Winter school holidays with Polistovsky Reserve

During winter school holidays in Tsevlo and Gogolevo villages, children and their parents took part in the New Year's cognitive events dedicated to Polistovsky Reserve nature.

December 29 - Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibition in Pskov

Polistovsky Reserve photo exhibition in Pskov

фотовыставка в кинотеатре «Победа», Полистовский заповедник

Polistovsky exhibition is opened in Pskov cinema "Pobeda", here you can learn everything, or almost everything about Polistovsky Reserve with the help of photographs.

December 27 - New snowmobiles start working on protection of the territory of Polistovsky Reserve

New snowmobiles start working on protection of the territory of Polistovsky Reserve

New Polaris snowmobiles are fully prepared for operation and started to be used by the law-enforcement team of Polistovsky Reserve. Two new snowmobiles will allow state inspectors to move around the territory as quickly as possible and make work more effective in winter.

December 25 - 5 facts about the spruce - let's save the green spruce!

5 facts about the spruce - let's save the green spruce! 

Every year at the end of December, an ecological campaign "Save the green spruce!" calls evveryone to take care of coniferous trees , especially during the period of New Year's holidays. We suggest you to learn a little more about the spruce tree, and this year do not install a living tree at home

December 20 - Polistovsky Reserve will take part in the development of environmental education in Pskov region

Polistovsky Reserve will take part in the development of environmental education in Pskov region

On the 18th of December Polistovsky Reserve presented its experience in the field of environmental education and interpretation at the Round Table "Protected Areas opportunities to improve the quality of environmental education" in Pskov. The round table was the first event of the project "Your land", implemented by NGO “Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov” with the support of Russian President Grant.

December 19 - Ornithological expedition: Red Data Book findings

Ornithological expedition: Red Data Book findings 

серый сорокопут, Полистовский заповедник

Almost elusive gray shrike and traces of the Central Russian willow ptarmigan were found by ornithologists during the expedition to Polistovsky Reserve, which took place from the 11th to the 14th of December. Both species are rare and included in the Red Data Books of Russia and Pskov Region.

December 15 - "Ecological mosaic" game in Bezhanitsky school

Eco-game "Ecological mosaic" in Bezhanitsky school

экологический КВН в Бежаницкой школе, Полистовский заповедник

Today pupils of the third form of Bezhanitsky secondary school checked their knowledge of nature and its protection, showed imagination and creativity, and competed in team contest "Ecological mosaic" organized by Polistovsky Reserve in conclusion of the year of the 100th anniversary of Russian system of protected areas.

December 14 - Exhibition of drawings "My Motherland is rich in kindness" in Bezhanitsy and Loknya

Exhibition of drawings "My Motherland is rich in kindness" in Bezhanitsy and Loknya

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Exhibitions of works participated in the contest of children's drawings "My Motherland is rich in kindness" are opened in Bezhanitsy Central District Library named after A.P. Philosophova and in Central District Library of Loknya settlement.

December 13 - The first letters to animals came to Polistovsky Reserve

The first letters to animals came to Polistovsky Reserve

письма животным, Полистовский заповедник

Polistovsky Reserve received the first letters to the inhabitants of the protected area. Letters to foxes, squirrels, beavers, hares and badgers were written by the pupils of Bezhanitsky school and a kindergarten in a framework of the project "Letters to animals".

November 23 - The action "Feed birds in winter" has started.

As you know, winter is a very difficult time for birds: strong wind, frost, endless precipitation in the form of snow or rain make it difficult to search for food in a frozen forest.

Annually from the beginning of November within the framework of the action "Feed birds in winter" Polistovsky Reserve conducts lessons in schools of the Pskov region, that are dedicated to help for wintering birds.

November 22 - Photo exhibition "Winter in Polistovie" was opened in Velikie Luki.

From November 17 to December 20, 2017 in the Museum of local lore there is a photo exhibition "Winter in Polistovie".

The exposition presents artworks by natural photographer Andrian Kolotilin, who was one of the first who acquainted viewers with the amazing lands  and hidden life of nature in swamps, forests and waters of Polistovsky Reserve.

November 20 - "The Nature Chronicle of Eurasia: A Large-Scale Analysis of Changing Ecosystems"

From November 7 to 10, the All-Russian seminar-conference with international participation "The Nature Chronicle of Eurasia: A Large-Scale Analysis of Changing Ecosystems" was held in the Moscow Region.

Its guests were representatives of more than 60 Russian protected areas, RK MAB, Moscow State University the academic science.

November 16 - Field meeting on environmental education

On November 9 and 10, an interregional seminar for employees of pre-school and school institutions in the field of contemporary trends in environmental education was held in Polistovsky Reserve.

The organizers were employees of the department of environmental education and tourism of the reserve together with Greenpeace Russia.

November 13 - State inspectors trains to fight with fire

On November 7-8, 2017, a training workshop for Polistovsky Reserve state inspectors was held.

The organizers of the event were Polistovsky Reserve together with Greenpeace Russia.

November 10 - "The game that set you on fire"

Polistovsky Reserve became one of the 8 specially protected natural areas, the delegates of which took part in a very unusual event.

This is hackathon - a forum in which specialists from different areas work together to solve an overall problem.

October 31 - Joint security raids continue

Since the beginning of the autumn, the amount of work for the security department of Polistovsky Reserve has increased.

In addition to patrolling and suppressing illegal harvesting of cranberries, state inspectors conducted joint raids with employees of other, but very close fields of activity.

October 30 - Eyed and layered burls

Quiet autumn days in naked forest is an important period for woodcarvers.

This is the time to search some blanks for future crafts: bowls, carved ornaments, knife arms. Raw materials for them are unusual growths of tree trunk – different type of burls.

November 9 - Guests of the Darwin Museum made gifts for birds

November 4 in cultural institutions of different parts of the country were held in the framework of the All-russian "Arts Night".

By analogy with the already quite popular "Museum Night", this is an evening in which a visit to a gallery, theater or museum is not a strict official event.

November 9 - Vacations in Polistovie. Autumn

From October 28 to November 4, 2017, in the Tsevlo Village Club , the autumn program "Holidays in Polistovie" was held.

That time the guests of the village were the team of the Studio "DA" from St. Petersburg. Since its inception in 2008, the Children's Animation Studio (DA) is engaged in social-oriented work, creating cartoons with children in crisis situations and children with special needs.

October 30 – Field report: Cranberry season in Polistovie.

Golden autumn is a hard time for employees of the protection department of Polistovsky Reserve.

Since September 17, manual collecting of cranberries on certain sites in the conservation zone of the reserve has been officially permited.

October 27 - Results of the Children's Painting Competition

The eco-ethnographic contest of children's drawings "My homeland is rich with kindness" came to an end.

It took place within the framework of the preventive program "The village is rich with kindness". Organizers of the competition were Polistovsky Reserve together with the Village club of Tsevlo.

October 24 - The colors of autumn

Yellow leaves of the birch, orange-red at the maple, pink at the spindle-leaf - all the variety of shades of autumn foliage is caused by three mixed groups of dyes contained in the cells of fading leaves.


Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color of plants. This is one of the necessary elements in a chain of chemical reactions that allow plants to "eat" light.

October 20 – Reserved nature corners in schools

Information stands of Polistovsky Reserve appeared in schools of Pskov region.


For example, in schools of Bezhanitsy and Loknya, the staff of the environmental education department of Polistovsky Reserve placed brief information for pupils and teachers about activities, functions, as well as events and competitions held by the reserve.

October 19 – Aware of a bear!

According to the message of Rdeisky Reserve, a bear was seen near the ecotrail.


The ecotrail passes through a bog, so that the employees are ready to meet with a bear in the vicinity of berry-picking places.

October 9 — Travel for help

One of the finalists of the all-Russian photo contest "Travel for help" was a photo taken in Polistovsky Reserve.


Anastasia Onaverina, participant of the volunteer project by Russian Geographic Society, made a photo report about the work of reserve rangers.

September 28 - News of the Polistovsky Reserve Friends Club

Friends Club of Polistovsky Reserve in Khakasia.

From September 19 to 23, 2017, the Friends Club of Polistovsky Reserve took part in the International "Friends of Reserved Islands" Meeting . About 300 participants gathered in the Republic of Khakasia, there were schoolchildren and their mentors from more than 20 russian regions. Among the guests of the meeting were teachers and representatives of nature reserves and national parks of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

September 26 - Polistovsky Reserve participates in the World ecological Action

Schools of the Pskov region join the world action "We clean the world".

Employees of the environmental education department of Polistovsky Reserve throughout September conduct a series of open lessons and events timed to the action "We Clean the World", in schools of Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky districts, and also in Velikiye Luky.

October 3 - The Harvest Festival in Tsevlo village.

September 30 in Tsevlo was a traditional Harvest Festival. Locals took an active part in the preparation.


Within the framework of the celebration, there were an exhibition of vegetables and fruits, flower compositions and ikebana, children's handicrafts and homemade pickles. Specialists of Polistovsky Reserve organized an ecological and educational site for the visitors.

September 22 - The four-bladed stargazer

Rare mushroom was found in the vicinity of Polistovsky Reserve.

At the end of August, a fairly rare mushroom - Geastrum quadrifidum - was found by scientists and inspectors in the territory adjacent to the reserve.

September 22 - Seminar "Modern Trends in Environmental Education"

Polistovsky Reserve announces the beginning of accepting applications for participation in the seminar for specialists in the field of environmental education.

The seminar "Modern trends in environmental education", timed to the Year of Ecology and Specially Protected Natural Territories, will be held November 9-10 on the scientific and technical base of Polistovsky Reserve in Tsevlo village (Bezanitsky district, Pskov region).

September 18 - In Polistovsky Reserve, an eco-ethnographic contest of children's drawings was announced.

In the framework of the preventive program "The village is rich with kindness", Polistovsky Reserve together with the Village club of Tsevlo announces the launch of the contest "My motherland is rich with kindness". All persons at the age from 5 to 18 years are invited to participate.

The main objectives and tasks of the competition are the formation in children and teenagers an interest in studying the history, traditions of their land, as well as the education of patriotism and ecological culture.

To find out more about the position, nominations and requirements, please, follow the link.

The competition will last until October 20, 2017. The results will be published on the website of Polistovsky Reserve no later than November 1, 2017.

September 18 - The fungi inventory in Polistovsky Reserve. Part II.

In early September, a study of the fungi in Polistovsky Reserve was continued, the work was conducted under the guidance of a mycologist from Moscow Evgenia Pravdolubova. That time, two routes were planned in Loknyansky district.

The first route coincides with the ecological path "The way of mosses", excursions on which are available for tourists. Most often, on a route passing through a birch forest, a marsh and an old aspen forest, there were fly agarics, first of all, Amanita rubescens and a poisonous Amanita citrina.

September 13 - Polistovsky Reserve feeds Mordovia with "snowballs"

2000 guests visited the "Spotted Fest" in Mordovsky nature reserve.

August 31 - Fungi research in Polistovsky Reserve

This year mycologists from Moscow initiated the survey of forests in the protected area.

August 29 - The Day of Velikie Luki

Last weekend, employees of the reserve visited a festive event in the framework of the Day of Velikie Luki.

August 24 - Photoexhibition in railway stations

Visitors to the Pskov railway station will be able to "visit" protected lands of Polistovie.

August 22 - Young residents of Gogolevo visited "Beaver trail"

Employees of Polistovsky Reserve met children of Gogolevo with one of ecotrails.

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  2. August 16 - The Reserve takes part in 2 Days of settlement
  3. August 14 - "Polistovsky Reserve-2017" half way's passed
  4. August 10 - Infotour in Polistovsky Reserve
  5. August 9 - Scientific experience exchange in Astrakhan
  6. August 4 - Radiological research in Polistovsky Reserve
  7. July 18 - In touch with nature
  8. July 11 - "Spring" of reserved Polistovie
  9. June 30 - Inventory of Polistovie mineral islands
  10. June 27 - "Vacations in Polistovie": new members of Reserve Friends Club
  11. June 26 - Polistovie attracts animals and ecotourists
  12. June 20 - "Vacations in Polistovie" continue
  13. June 19 - Meeting in Gogolevo
  14. June 14 - Vacations in Polistovie
  15. June 8 - Hydrological monitoring in Polistovie
  16. June 7 - Start of the ecological contest "Your land"
  17. June 6 - The Day of Ecology with Polistovsky Reserve
  18. June 2 - Holiday for young residents of Bezhanitsy
  19. May 31 - Meteorological results of May
  20. May 29 - Students from Pskov meet Polistovie
  21. May 23 - Pskov residents drew portraits of a dorhawk
  22. March 3 - New souvenirs
  23. February 28 - All-Russian nature reserve lessons
  24. February 8 - VIII Galkin Readings
  25. February 6 - IX scientific and practical conference
  26. February 2 - Winter route accounting
  27. January 24 - IV Festival "Pervozdannaya Rossiya"
  28. January 19 - Opening of the winter snowmobile route
  29. January 10 - Photo exhibition "Polistovsky Bird"
  30. January 5 - New Year holidays for children
  31. December 18 - New Year's master class
  32. December 6 - Volunteer's Day in Bezhanitsy
  33. December 2 - Ecological classes in November
  34. November 28 - The Festival "Myths of the wetlands"
  35. November 18 - Ecological action "Feed the birds in winter!"
  36. November 15 - The competition "Appeal tourists to your place!"
  37. November 2 - The month of the animals of Red Data book finished
  38. 7 September - Saving of hobby
  39. 1 September - The day of knowledge
  40. 17 August - Meeting in Tsevlo
  41. August 16 - Day of the village Krasny Luch
  42. August 15 - The exhibition "Hello, School"
  43. August 11 - Reconstruction of the trail "Plavnitskoe Bog"
  44. August 11 - Visit to Sebezhsky National Park
  45. August 5 - Ships of all flags will come to us...
  46. August 2 - Photo exhibition “Polistovsky birds” in Sebezh town
  47. July 25 – The Day of Pskov city
  48. July 21 – Summer school – expedition
  49. 29 July - The second group of volunteers arrived.
  50. May 25 - Polistovsky Reserve is 22!
  51. May 23 - Bird accounting: bog biodiversity
  52. May 20 - Visit of the colleagues from Sweden
  53. May 20 - All-Russian children's enviromnental festival
  54. May 18 - Students practice in Polistovsky
  55. May 16 - Seminar on the cooperation with the local community
  56. May 15 - "March of Parks - 2016": planting shrubs
  57. May 13 - "We clean the world" action
  58. May 11 - Biotechnical measures in Polistovsky
  59. May 5 - Free Polistovsky excursions for schoolchildren
  60. April 28 - Community work days in Tsevlo
  61. April 28 - Bird accounting in Polistovsky
  62. April 27 - Polistovsky archaeology
  63. April 26 - "Journey to Polistoviye" contest
  64. April 21 - Russian PAs are preparing for fire season
  65. April 20 - Moose counting in Polistovsky
  66. April 19 - Let's stop spring fires!
  67. April 18 - Time to rest in Russia: Polistovsky Reserve
  68. April 13 - Migratory bird lessons for schoolchildren
  69. April 11 - Research of productivity of sphagnum moss
  70. April 8 - Dried grass burnings - is it worth risking?
  71. April 7 - Polistovsky lessons about migratory birds
  72. April 6 - Polistovsky at "Training courses for tour guides"
  73. April 6 - Experience exchange: press service
  74. April 6 - Meeting at Ecological & biological center
  75. April 5 – Opinion poll in Loknyansky district
  76. April 1 - International Bird Day in Russia
  77. March 30 - Excellent spring holidays in “Rodnik”
  78. March 24 - Do not hurry to pick primroses!
  79. March 24 - Fruitful cooperation with volunteers
  80. March 19 - Gift from the colleagues from Belarus
  81. March 18 - Polistovsky joins Earth Hour action
  82. March 16 - Visit to Smolensk Lakeland wetland centre
  83. March 14 - Russian-Swedish cooperation
  84. March 11 - All-Russian ecological children's festival
  85. March 9 - Winter Route Census
  86. March 2 - Polistovsky joined WLI
  87. February 29 - Winning "Narodnoe Priznanie - 2015"
  88. February 29 - Children's scientific-practical conference
  89. February 25 - "Rodnik" in Polistovsky Reserve
  90. February 24 - Board of Directors of the Association
  91. February 24 - Wetland lessons in schools
  92. February 9 - Polistovsky manga in "A&F" newspaper
  93. February 2 - World Wetlands Day
  94. January 28 - Children wrote letters to Polistovsky
  95. January 27 - Tourist exhibition "Russia-travel area"
  96. January 25 - Voices of Polistovsky inhabitants
  97. January 18 - Cooperation with Media-holding
  98. January 11 - Day of National Parks and Reserves
  99. January 11- Winter program "Rodnik"
  100. January 8 - Working meeting in Tsevlo
  101. December 24 - Master class on soap making
  102. December 21 - "Save the green spruce!"
  103. December 16 - Cooperation with St. Petersburg
  104. December 8 - International Volunteer Day
  105. December 4 - Buffer zone is officially restored
  106. December 1 - Channel "Living Planet"
  107. November 25 - "Feed the birds in winter!"
  108. November 25 - Hunting in the buffer zone
  109. November 24 - "Polistovsky Reserve's Day"
  110. November 20 - New Polistovsky car
  111. November 19 - Buffer zone is recovered
  112. November 18 - Internet conference
  113. November 18 - Contest "They must live!"
  114. November 17 - Guests from St. Petersburg
  115. November 13 - Reestablishment of the buffer zone
  116. November 13 - Prohibition on dried grass burning
  117. November 11 - Friends of Protected Islands
  118. November 10 - Bikin national park
  119. October 29 - Stabilization of the saiga population
  120. November 5 - Cranberry monitoring
  121. October 29 - Monitoring of rodents
  122. October 28 - Saiga antelope is in danger
  123. October 27 - Russian-Swedish cooperation
  124. October 23 - Rescue of the Ural owl - 2
  125. October 21 - Meeting in Gogolevo
  126. October 20 - Meeting in Tsevlo
  127. October 21 - Master class «Guardian Angel»
  128. October 19 - An unified database
  129. October 16 - Rescue of the Ural owl
  130. October 15 - Trade fair of travel services
  131. October 14 - Day of nature conservation workers
  132. October 7 - Wetland seminar
  133. October 7 - Photo and video monitoring
  134. October 7 - Board of directors (day 3)
  135. October 6 - Interview of directors on «OTV-Prim»
  136. October 6 - Board of directors (day 2)
  137. October 5 - Board of directors started today
  138. October 5 - World Animal Day
  139. October 5 - «Zapovednaya Russia» alley
  140. October 2 - Board of Directors of the Association
  141. October 1 - Announcement of Directors' Meeting
  142. October 1 - Master-class for local pupils
  143. September 29 - «Clean Up the World!»
  144. September 26 - All-Russian seminar on eco-education
  145. September 25 - Red Book Lichen in Polistovsky
  146. September 24 - Museum of Nature in Central Forest
  147. September 23 - The Beaver's Feast
  148. September 23 - Reforestation in Russia
  149. September 21 - Botanical descriptions in Obolon'e
  150. September 21 - All-Russian meeting of PAs directors
  151. September 16 - Bog water level loggers
  152. September 10 - Ecotrail «By the Beaver's path»
  153. September 8 - Experience exchange in Sweden
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  156. July 9 - "support of local Initiatives in sustainable ecological tourism''
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