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Rosneft to Develop Biodiversity Conservation Measures in Regions of Operation

06 September 2022

The Arctic Research Centre (a part of Rosneft Research and Development Complex) signed a contract with the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the sidelines of the 7th Eastern Economic Forum to carry out research work aimed at monitoring and conserving biodiversity in the regions of the Company’s operations.

The research will contribute to the development of a unified evidence-based approach. The studies will identify a list of best practices for biodiversity conservation.

The Company is traditionally focused on studying bio-indicators of ecosystems and unique fauna at risk of extinction. As part of the Ecology national project, the Company proceeds with projects to study, monitor and protect Arctic animals and birds that are indicators of the sustainable state of the region’s ecosystems (wild reindeer, polar bear, Atlantic walrus, and ivory gull).

Following up on the 2020 expedition, spring and summer field studies of polar bear and walrus were conducted in 2021 on Alexandra Land (Franz Josef Archipelago), the Orange Islands and Cape Zhelaniya of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago. Surveys of wild reindeer habitats in the valleys of the Kheta and Khatanga rivers were performed, and animal migration routes were studied in two municipal districts of Krasnoyarsk Territory. Field studies of bioindicator species of Arctic ecosystems continued in the summer and autumn of 2022.

In 2021, the Company released more than 120 million fry in the Komi Republic, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar and Perm Territories, Murmansk, Tyumen and Samara Regions, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District—Yugra, including the fry of particularly valuable species, such as Siberian sturgeon, Atlantic and Black Sea salmon, broad whitefish, whitefish and muksun, to preserve biodiversity and replenish aquatic bioresources.

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September 6, 2022

Keywords: Environmental news 2022