This summer the employees of the “Reserve Baikal Region” organized an expedition to the Kinzeluksky waterfall. A comprehensive environmental study needed for creating a natural monument was conducted by the experts of “Krasnoyarskgazprom Neftegazproekt” LLC, as the press service of the Reserve reports.
Kinzeluksky waterfall is the second tallest waterfall in Russia (more than 300 meters high) located just three kilometers away from the border of the Tofalarsky Game Reserve. The idea of allocating the status of a natural monument to it was repeatedly expressed by the personnel of the protected area.
This summer, with regard to the Year of Ecology and the Year of the 100th Anniversary of the Reserve System in Russia, the employees of the Environmental Department of “Krasnoyarskgazprom Neftegazproekt” LLC appealed to the Directorate of the Reserve Systems of the Krasnoyarsk Territory with a proposal to provide volunteer assistance in some nature conservation project; so they were asked to conduct the necessary works on the creation of the “Kinzeluksky waterfall” natural monument.
The waterfall is located in the hard-to-reach mountains of the Eastern Sayan, the expedition members reached the place by air, water and motor transport, and then walked on foot for three days, being accompanied by the personnel of the Tofalarsky Game Reserve.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina