Blog: Russia

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2016/08/29/russia-expands-national-park-to-protect-franz-josef-land-archipelago/

Russia Expands National Park to Protect Franz Josef Land Archipelago: National Geographic Applauds Move to Protect Area of Critical Biological Importance

What has happened is that Russia has a beautiful piece of land that has some endangered species such as narwhals, polar bears, walruses, and bowhead whales, and they have declared it a national park. The land they declared a national park includes the Franz Josef Land archipelago, which is considered to be one of the most northern points in Russia which is inhabited by only military personal. It is also the largest piece of protected land on the Arctic Ocean. That is the geographical importance of this land. This is key land as I said earlier it is home to many endangered species which protects the animals and the land they inhabit. The land is also crucial in the sense of Biological Importance because of Global Warming and the fact that this region is melting away. This move has landed much applause from many environmental groups, and has kind of set a standard for what the world should be doing   to help save our beautiful Earth.

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