14 years have passed since the establishment of the “Khakassia” Natural Reserve. This is the only reserve on the territory of the Republic of Khakassia.
It is a special protected natural area having the largest number of cluster (isolated) sections – 9 of them. The same number of clusters you can find only in “Uvs Nuur Basin” Reserve in Tuva, but the latter has the area 3 times larger than “Khakassia”.
The largest mineralized Khakassia lake, the Bele Lake, and the largest freshwater lake in the Republic - Lake Itkul – are located here. “Khakassia” is the first reserve that started to use innovative methods of recording and reporting of animals in its researches.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina