Biosphere Reserve Information

Russian Federation

Altaisky

2009

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The proposed biosphere reserve Altaiskyi is located on the area of the North-Eastern and Eastern Altai and occupies eastern part of the Teletskoye Lake basin. Plateaus and alpine ridges of the Chulyshmansky highland occupy the greater part of its territory. Average absolute altitude of mountains here makes 1900m., and the maximum point - 3148m. The ranges Torot (up to 1615 m.) and Korbu (2058m.) are located on the northern part of the reserve. Along eastern borders of the reserve ridges Abakansky (max. point - 2841m) and Shapshalsky (max. point - 3507m) are located. To southern boarder of the reserve east spurs of the Chikhacheva ridge (3053m) join.
The core area consists of area of the state nature reserve «Altaisky”, which includes 52% of the Teletkoye Lake’s water surface.


The buffer zone: from the southern side a role of the buffer zone is fulfilled by neighbouring reserves: a conjunction of to the eastern border of the core area parts of the neighbouring reserves (“The Lykov’s zaimka” – a cluster of the Khakassky reserve (Khakassia Republic), “Khara-Hol” – a cluster of the biosphere reserve “Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina” (Tyva Republic). As well at the southern part there is a conjunction with the core area of the biosphere reserve “Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina” (Tyva Republic).


Human population:
Core Area: 265 / 20000
Buffer Zone: 640 / 25000
Transition Area: 13900 / 120000 (tourists during the period: May – September)

There are 2 villages in the core area: the villages of Yailu and Bele. At the present time 234 inhabitants live in the village of Yailu, 31 inhabitants – in the village of Bele. The part of the population of the village Yailu is united into the territorial community of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the Tubalars. The Public Councils were created in villages of Yailu and Bele by the reserve initiative. In the planned biosphere reserve the village of Yailu will be included into the transition (cooperation) area.


On the border of the buffer zone there is 1 village - Biyka with the population of 640 people.
Within the transition area there are 54 rural settlements: Artybash, Yogach, Novo-Troitsk, Chuya (Turochakskyi district), Balukcha, Kok-Pash, Koo, Yazula, Ulagan (Ulaganskyi district) and others. Density of the population living on the area of the transition area is less than 0,9 inhabitant per 1km². The total number of the population permanently living on the transition area is 13900 people. Ethical composition of the population: the Russians make 73, 3%, Altaians - 20,9%, Ukrainians - 1,3 % , Kazakhs - 0,1 %, other ethnic group - 4,4 %. Among the Altai people there are small ethnic minorities of the Tubalars, Chelkans, Telengits, Kumandins are found.
Permanently living in the transition area population lead agricultural economies (farming, cattle-breeding), seasonal hunting, fishing, picking of berries, nuts, herbs etc. Besides of it, majority of population take part in green (rural) tourism development.


The core area consists of area of the state nature reserve «Altaisky”, which includes 52% of the Teletskoye Lake’s water surface.


The buffer zone: from the southern side a role of the buffer zone is fulfilled by neighbouring reserves: a conjunction of to the eastern border of the core area parts of the neighbouring reserves (“The Lykov’s zaimka” – a cluster of the Khakassky reserve (Khakassia Republic), “Khara-Hol” – a cluster of the biosphere reserve “Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina” (Tyva Republic). As well from the southern part there is a conjunction of the core area of the biosphere reserve “Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina” (Tyva Republic).


Available Agreements:
1. Agreement on interaction and cooperation with the Khakassky state nature reserve dated May 18, 2007.
2. Agreement on interaction and cooperation with the state nature biosphere reserve “Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina” dated May 18, 2007.


The buffer zones of the Altaisky reserve in the Altai Republic are located in the northern, western and south-western borders around the core area of the reserve. Cluster parts of the buffer zone: 5km zone along of the Chelushman cluster part, divided by the transition area in some parts. So, there are the following clusters: Nothern, Teletsky and Chelushmansky.


The transition area is located in area of 2 administrative districts: Turochaksky and Ulagansky.

Administrative Authorities

Ministry for Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, 123812, B. Gruzinskaya str., 4/6, Moscow, Russian Federation

(7.495) 2542766

Fax

(7.495) 2548283

E-mail

N/A

Website

Location

Latitude

51°59'00''N

Longitude

88°42'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

3,532,234

Core Area

881,236

Buffer Area

962,800

Transition Area

1,688,198

Map

Last updated: 2009

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