Protection of Polistovsky Reserve territory in winter - 2018
State inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve passed 7 570 kilometers during patrolling of the protected area in the two winter months of 2018.
In total in January and February, 40 raids were carried out by 2 law-enforcement teams; 6000 km were passed by motor vehicles - UAZ and "Trekol", and 1570 km - by snowmobiles. In the most inaccessible areas, patrolling was conducted on foot. The raids passed along the borders of the Reserve and went through its territory - to intrabog lakes and islands.
Another important protection event conducted by state inspectors of the law-enforcemnt teams was the installation of signs on the border of Polistovsky Reserve. 50 signs were placed along the eastern border of the Reserve for more than 20 km. Another 4 signs informing about approaching the border of the Reserve, appeared on the road Tsevlo-Polisto.
As employees of operative groups note, this year people became more law-abiding - in the winter there were no violations of the nature protection regime. The protected area was visited only by the citizens who have issued the appropriate permissions to travel to Polisto Lake for fishing. Since the beginning of the year, Polistovsky Reserve have issued 9 permits.
In addition to patrolling, state inspectors were involved in the installation and maintenance of photo-traps which help to monitor conformity of the protected area regime, and to observe wildlife. Also, they carried out some nessesary repairing and construction work, and cleared some roads in the Reserve's buffer zone.
In addition, the state inspectors of Polistovsky Reserve law-enforcemnt teams assisted scientific department in carrying out winter route accountings of animals. In total, 5 accounting routes, 10-15 km in length, were completed.
During the raid events, there were meetings with the inhabitants of Polistovsky Reserve and their numerous tracks: the beginning of the wolves' breading season was marked, moose and Red Data Book willow ptarmigans were met on the bog islands.