Presentations of Polistovsky Reserve in Velikiy Luki
Today, on the 21st of March, students and schoolchildren of the city of Velikie Luki learn more about Polistovsky Reserve. Presentations were held at the Agricultural Academy and at the school №13.
At the meetings, an employee of the Reserve Svetlana Nikitina told the audience about the amazing nature of the Polistovo-Lovatskaya raised bog system and the work of the Reserve: scientific research, protection of the territory, environmental education and interpretation. Also, at the presentations, a film about ecotourism in Polistovsky Reserve was shown, as well as the most interesting videos from photo-traps demonstrating wildlife.
Pupils of the 7th grade, as well as students of the 2nd and 3rd courses of the Agricultural Academy, were especially interested in the ecological routes of Polistovsky Reserve and volunteer programs. This year, Reserve’s staff need volunteer assistance in conducting research and environmental campaigns, cleaning the territory, photography and design.
It is also planned to continue cooperation with the Agricultural Academy in conducting research and practical training of students.
Svetlana also reminded visitors of the presentations that this year Polistovsky Reserve celebrates its 25th anniversary, and invited everyone to visit the protected area as tourists, trainees or volunteers.
Polistovsky Reserve is a protected natural area located in Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky districts of the Pskov Region. The Reserve was created on the 25th of May, 1994 and preserves a part of Europe’s largest raised bog system - Polistovo-Lovatskaya. Today it is one of the few pristine islands of untouched wilderness in the region that eco-tourists can see.