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  Protected Areas Programme -
The Southern Kamchatka State Nature Reserve was established in 1975 as a federal nature reserve (zakazanik), under a 1973 agreement between Russia and Japan to protect migratory birds.
The Southern Kamchatka Nature Park and the Southern Kamchatka State Nature Reserve are located in a forested zone, but due to the local relief the vegetation is mountainous in character.
The Kamchatka Peninsula became part of Russia in 1699 and the first description of Kamchatka was given by the explorer S.P. Krashenninnikov in 1742.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/kamchat.htm   (1830 words)

  
  Kamchatka: Bering Island   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness" was filmed on both the Kamchatka Peninsula and also on Bering Island, one of two islands called the Commander Islands that lie some hundreds of miles to the east of Kamchatka.
The reason for filming on Bering Island was a simple one: The island is part of the Kamchatka Oblast, or political region, and nearly three-quarters of it is a biosphere reserve.
Over the next week, the crew ferried themselves to shore, the strong helping the weak and the weak continuing to die from scurvy, a disease owing to the lack of vitamin C in the body, but whose cause was unknown at the time.
www.pbs.org /edens/kamchatka/bering.html   (1834 words)

  
  Information about Kamchatka peninsula, Russia
A land still being born (the peninsula has 160 volcanoes, 29 of them active), Kamchatka is a place of breathtaking beauty and unique wildlife, mixing a striking scenery of mountains, tundra, forests and rugged coastline to create a wonderland for the adventurous traveler.
Kamchatka is also known for the amazing diversity and abundance of its wildlife.
The city and oblast administration offices are located on the square, and the drama theater, philharmonic, and various museums are nearby.
www.travelkamchatka.com /azulay.htm   (3564 words)

  
 Travel East Russia - Kamchatkaya Oblast/Komandorsky Islands
Kamchatka is the destination most frequently visited in the Russian Far East and the least prepared as far as local accommodations are concerned.
The Kamchatka Oblast is situated on the northeastern extremity of Asia and includes the Komandorsky and Karakinsky islands.
The Koryaks are native to Kamchatka, similarly to the Itelmen.
www.traveleastrussia.com /kamchatkaya.html   (3558 words)

  
 Kamchatka Oblast . Enpsychlopedia
Kamchatka Oblast (Russian: Камча́тская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
To the north, it borders Magadan Oblast and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
In 1697 Vladimir Atlasov, founder of the Anadyr settlement, led a group of 65 Cossacks and 60 Yukaghir natives to investigate the peninsula.
enpsychlopedia.org /psypsych/Kamchatka_Oblast   (881 words)

  
 UNDP/GEF Project "Kamchatka Biodiversity Conservation"
The Kamchatka Visitor Survey project, sponsored by the UNDP/GEF project “Demonstrating Sustainable Conservation of Biological Diversity in 4 Protected Areas, Kamchatka Region,” the Kamchatka Regional Foreign Economic Relations and Tourism Division, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport, and international partners including US Forest Service, Universities of Alaska, and Northern Arizona, began surveying visitors to Kamchatka July 15, 2007.
Her presentation was together with Tobias Luthe, of Germany, who came to Kamchatka with the TelemarkZone group of "sustainable skiers" in 2006.
The Kamchatka peninsula is one of the world’s last remaining extensive natural areas still offering an opportunity to conserve outstanding globally significant biodiversity values.
www.unkam.ru /english   (1994 words)

  
 Russia
The post-Soviet reforms that have downgraded the status of the Pacific Fleet (relative to the Northern Fleet) have arguably upgraded the relative importance of Kamchatka Oblast facilities (within the Pacific Fleet).
At the same time, however, Kamchatka Peninsula facilities have shared the fate of other Pacific Fleet facilities in having to deal with large backlogs of decommissioned nuclear submarines and an overflow of liquid nuclear waste and spent fuel.
Due to the lack of rail or road links from Kamchatka to the trans-Siberian railroad, submarine fuel, spare parts, weapons, and other equipment must be delivered to these facilities by ship during the summer and early fall.
www.nti.org /db/nisprofs/russia/naval/nucflt/pacflt/kamfacil.htm   (422 words)

  
 Koryaks and Kamchatka
The Koryak Autonomous Okrug is supposedly the homeland for Koryaks, who are traditionally from the Kamchatka Peninsula and the surrounding mainland.
A map of Kamchatka and the Russian Far East is available as a jpeg (89k).
Local authorities prefer to keep a tight leash on foreigners, however, and travel around Kamchatka and the surrounding mainland (Magadan Oblast and Chukotka Okrug) is complicated, or worse, when you don't have all your documents in order.
www.koryaks.net /geo.html   (446 words)

  
 MISR Image: Mystery Quiz #15 - Kamchatka Oblast
The size of the Kamchatka Peninsula is around 472,000 square kilometres, and the population is around 460,000, so the average number of people per square kilometer is almost 1.
At its closest point to Kamchatka the path of the annular solar eclipse of May 2003 was over 4000 kilometers away, off of Greenland's western coast.
The rivers and lakes of Kamchatka are renowned for incredibly abundant fish and animal life.
eosweb.larc.nasa.gov /HPDOCS/misr/misr_html/mystery15_answer.html   (0 words)

  
 COMMERCIAL UPDATE
Kamchatka Oblast is a 472,300 square kilometer territory in the RFE washed by the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.
Kamchatka is rich in natural resources, including gold, silver, copper, natural gas, and coal; but lack of infrastructure, remoteness, high energy prices and fuel supply disruptions hinder regional economic development.
Kamchatka exports fish (93 percent of the total exports in 1998), machinery (3 percent in 1998, a dramatic drop from 38 percent in 1997), and timber (4 percent).
www.russiancouncil.org /reports/kamprof.html   (1035 words)

  
 Kamchatka tourism and visitors guide for the Kamchatka Peninsula
Despite widespread concerns that information on the population ecology of Kamchatka’s bears is fragmented, hunting management authorities and game biologists claim to have adequate data demonstrating the relative health of the population according to a number of different parameters, including: total population; gender, age, and social structure; and reproductive potential.
Fil, V.I. “K zaprety vesennei okhoty na burovo medvedya v Kamchatskoi oblasti.” (On the prohibition of the spring hunt of brown bear in Kamchatka Oblast).
Kamchatka Branch of the Pacific Institute of Geography of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, February 28, 2005.
www.kamchatkatourism.com /conservation-bear-hunt.htm   (1984 words)

  
 Kamchatka Oblast :: Regions & Cities :: Russia-InfoCentre   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kamchatka, often called “the land of fire and ice”, is one of Russia’s least explored but most scenically spectacular regions.
A 1000km-long peninsula separated from the mainland by the Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka is hyperactively volcanic.
Lynx and squirrel migrated to Kamchatka from the north in the beginning of the century.
russia-ic.com /regions/3125   (844 words)

  
 SummitPost - Kamchatka Mountains -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
The Kamchatka peninsula is located in the northeast of the Russian Federation between 50°51’ and 60°50’N and 155°30’ and 164°40’E. It is surrounded by the Bering Sea and the Pacific in the west, and the Okhotskoye Sea in the east.
The high volcanic activity on Kamchatka is based on the fact that the peninsula is located in a tectonically, seismically and volcanically exceptionally active region: it is the northern boundary of the Pacific continental plate, the Pacific Ring of Fire (which also includes the Aleutan islands and extends way down to Japan and Indonesia).
Kamchatka is open to tourists since 1991 and remains important region for the Russian military, as Kamchatka is a Russian border zone.
www.summitpost.org /area/range/170991/kamchatka-mountains.html   (1482 words)

  
 Kamchatka and Tunguska
The capital of Kamchatka oblast is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, on the southeast coast.
Kamchatka, along with a large part of western Siberia, is on the North American plate, which has a finger pointing south as far as Honshu.
Kamchatka is part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire," and the characteristic volcanic island arcs are well-displayed in its vicinity.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/geol/kamchat.htm   (2480 words)

  
 Kamchatka
It borders Magadan Oblast and the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in the north, the Okhotsk Sea in the west, and the Barents Sea and the Pacific Ocean in the east.
Half of the oblast population lives in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, founded in 1730 by the famous explorer Vitautas Bering.
Kamchatka is also rich in gas, coal, and metals, though current levels of extraction are only enough to meet local needs.
www.hf.uib.no /andre/vesti/KAMCHATK.HTM   (463 words)

  
 Kamchatka. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Kamchatka is covered with mountain vegetation, except in the central valley and on the west coast, which has peat marshes and tundralike moss.
Some cattle raising is carried on in the south and farming (rye, oats, potatoes, vegetables) in the Kamchatka valley and around Petropavlovsk.
The peninsula is now part of the larger Kamchatka oblast [region], which includes offshore islands and areas of the mainland bordering the penisula.
www.bartleby.com /65/ka/Kamchatk.html   (390 words)

  
 Mining in the Russian Far East, June 1998
The oblast administration is building a gold refinery in the settlement of Khasyn (Kolyma Gold Refinery), as the RFE does not have of its own.
Many believe that Kamchatka's mining industry began in 1994 when the Kamchatka geology committee announced international tenders for the exploration of two gold reserves: the Aginskoe reserves in central Kamchatka and the Asachinskoe and Rodnikovoe reserves in southern Kamchatka.
TVX Gold (Toronto) has a license to develop sites in central Kamchatka, but focused their attention to the Asachinskoe site, which is estimated to contain 30.37 metric tons of gold and 58.8 metric tons of silver.
russia.shaps.hawaii.edu /economic/rfemining.html   (3556 words)

  
 Calls for aid
Based on the presented facts, the indigenous people of Kamchatka and the great majority of social organisations in the Kamchatka Oblast view the construction of the gas pipeline as an offense against all inhabitants of Kamchatka and the unique nature in the Kamchatka Oblast.
We are sure that the results of the gas-supply project for the Kamchatka Oblast will result in a complete destruction of forests, fish populations and unique ecosystems in the swamps of the western Kamchatka coast.
Such changes in the life-circumstances of the indigenous people of Kamchatka will lead to the extinction of Northern minorities, which is in fact genocide, an offense perpetrated by the administration of the Kamchatka Oblast against the indigenous people of Kamchatka.
npolar.no /ansipra/english/items/Kamchatka.html   (539 words)

  
 International Market Research - KAMCHATKA REGIONAL PROFILE
Kamchatka Oblast is a 472,300 square km territory in the Russian Far East surrounded by the Bering Sea on one side and the Sea of Okhotsk on the other.
Kamchatka is rich in natural resources, including gold, silver, copper, natural gas, and coal; but lack of infrastructure, remoteness, high energy prices and fuel supply disruptions still hinder regional economic development.
Average salary in Kamchatka is $272 ($238 in Magadan, $248 in Sakhalin, $219 in Moscow).
strategis.ic.gc.ca /epic/internet/inimr-ri.nsf/en/gr119167e.html   (3589 words)

  
 Russia: Regions Continue To Merge - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kamchatka Oblast and the Koryak Autonomous will not be the first regions to unite -- or, in this case, re-unite, since they were part of one province until 1993.
Perm Oblast in the Urals merged with the neighboring Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug in 2003. 
Irkutsk Oblast and the Ust-Orda Buryat Autonomous Okrug have also expressed their wish to merge, and there are plans to merge Chita Oblast with the Aga Buryat Autonomous Okrug in eastern Siberia.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/10/2d320cc0-c5da-4467-b99a-dbd596f55c4f.html   (806 words)

  
 Russia - Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Map of Kamchatka with Geysers Valley and thermal springs and geysers vapors.
The Kamchatka Volcanoes contain an especially diverse range of palearctic flora (including a number of nationally threatened species and at least 16 endemics), and bird species such as the Stellar’s Sea Eagle (50% of world population), white tailed eagle, gyr falcon and peregrine falcon, which are attracted to the availability of spawning salmon.
He entered the newly formed navy of the Russian tsar Peter the Great and in 1724 was appointed to conduct an expedition to explore the water routes between Siberia and North America.
worldheritage.heindorffhus.dk /frame-RussiaKamchatka.htm   (737 words)

  
 Calls for aid
Based on the presented facts, the indigenous people of Kamchatka and the great majority of social organisations in the Kamchatka Oblast view the construction of the gas pipeline as an offense against all inhabitants of Kamchatka and the unique nature in the Kamchatka Oblast.
We are sure that the results of the gas-supply project for the Kamchatka Oblast will result in a complete destruction of forests, fish populations and unique ecosystems in the swamps of the western Kamchatka coast.
Such changes in the life-circumstances of the indigenous people of Kamchatka will lead to the extinction of Northern minorities, which is in fact genocide, an offense perpetrated by the administration of the Kamchatka Oblast against the indigenous people of Kamchatka.
www.npolar.no /ansipra/english/items/Kamchatka.html   (539 words)

  
 Russia
The Kamchatka peninsula is one of the world's last remaining extensive natural areas holding globally significant biodiversity.
The threats to Kamchatka's biodiversity were exacerbated by increased human activity as a result of improved access to the region.
With the Kamchatka Protected Areas Management project, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will contribute to securing the global benefits of conserving biodiversity in all the protected areas of the Kamchatka Oblast, as well as strengthening the protected area's administrative and management capacity, and increasing biodiversity awareness and advocacy in all sectors of society.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /canada-europa/russia/katchatka-en.asp   (330 words)

  
 Kamchatka - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The oblast includes the entire Kamchatka Peninsula and a small part of the mainland.
Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometer long peninsula in the Russian Far East, with the area of 472,300 km².
Kamchatka, Russian Federation The native name of Russian Federation is Rossiya; Current time: Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 1:33:24 PM: UTC/GMT Offset
encarta.msn.com /Kamchatka.html   (188 words)

  
 Regions: Dynamics of Industrial Output
While in the country at large the volume of fish and sea products yields have on the average decreased by 9.2 %, in the Kamchatka oblast the respective yields increased by 50.3 % (this development has accounted for the fact that this region is leading in terms of growth in industrial output).
The list of leaders in terms of industrial output dynamics are the city of Moscow and Moscow oblast, Kursk, Orel, Leningrad, Pskov, and Kaliningrad oblasts (in the latter there has increased the production of a number of products of light and food industries, mechanical engineering, there also existed a favorable situation in motor industry).
However, the rates of industrial growth in the city of St. Petersburg were rather modest, while in the Novgorod oblast the volumes of industrial output even declined.
www.iet.ru /trend/05-03/07_e.htm   (870 words)

  
 Our Beautiful World: Where on Earth is Kamchatka?
The second one is the Peninsula of Kamchatka.
The Kamchatka Oblast is the southern half of the Peninsula.
The Ksudach Waterfall is one of the largest in Kamchatka with a drop of over 35 metres.
www.vulkaner.no /t/kamchat/e-where.html   (468 words)

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